It's been a while since I reviewed
the entire paper but your right - there are a lot of things that alter velocity
in an extremity artery - with volume flow being the primary one. There are
several things that affect flow to the extremities and if the flow changes, so
will the velocity. This is why I really don't look at the absolute
PSV in a peripheral vessel but was wondering what others thought.
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Sent: Friday, June 15, 2007 9:28 AM
Subject: Re: native arteries
Does the paper mention anything about cardiac output? If the pump isn't
working well, the velocities will be lower due to decreased perfusion.
Kathleen Palmieri, RVT
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