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     Debbie, 
     If a patient has non-compressible pressures at rest, walking or any 
     stress method will not make them compressible.  So, no, you will not 
     see a drop or any change other than maybe symptoms and the waveforms 
     will change.  My opinion, for what it's worth, routine exercize for 
     arterial disease is overkill. 
     
     Lonnie Collins
     UMHC
     Columbia, MO


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Subject: Arterial pressures
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Date:    1/25/97 1:50 PM


Dear Flownetters
     
We ambulate patients when we do arterial studies. Is there any point in 
walking someone who has non-compressable vessels? Will they drop? Are they 
suppose to? This is the first time I have worked at a place where they 
exercise routinely.
     
 Thanks, Debbie Mansfield