Relationship between arm pain and distension of arteries and veins caused by elevation of transmural pressure in local vascular segments.

@article{Eiken2001RelationshipBA,
  title={Relationship between arm pain and distension of arteries and veins caused by elevation of transmural pressure in local vascular segments.},
  author={Ola Eiken and Roger K{\"o}leg{\aa}rd},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={427-31}
}
BACKGROUND Exposure to high +Gz forces may induce arm pain, which has been hypothesized to be caused by pressure-induced overdistension of local blood vessels. The purpose of the present investigation was to study the pressure-distension relation of veins and arteries in the human arm and the relation between arm pain and distension of local vessels. METHODS Increased distending pressures (DP) in the vasculature of the arm were accomplished by placing the subject (n = 8) in a pressure chamber… CONTINUE READING