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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Does the paper mention anything about cardiac output? If the pump isn't working well, the velocities will be lower due to decreased perfusion.
 
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