Does limb angular motion raise limb arterial pressure?

  title={Does limb angular motion raise limb arterial pressure?},
  author={Don D. Sheriff and Theresa M. Mullin and Brett J Wong and Michel Ladouceur},
  journal={Acta physiologica},
  volume={195 3},
AIM Mechanical factors such as the muscle pump have been proposed to augment flow by several mechanisms. The potential for limb angular motion to augment local perfusion pressure (pressure = (1/2)rhor(2)omega(2), where rho is the fluid density, r the radius and omega the angular velocity) has been overlooked. We sought to test the hypothesis that limb angular motion augments limb arterial pressure. METHODS Nine human subjects performed horizontal shoulder flexion ( approximately +/-90 degrees… CONTINUE READING