PMID: 589631Sep 1, 1977

Changes in phasic femoral artery flow induced by various stimuli: a study with percutaneous pulsed Doppler ultrasound

Cardiovascular Research
F MahlerM Anliker


Transcutaneous blood flow measurements were performed by means of pulsed Doppler ultrasound flowmeter in the femoral artery of healthy subjects. The pulsatile flow pattern was changed characteristically from resting state by postocclusive reactive hyperaemia, by the application of amyl nitrite, xanthinol nicotinate, and angiotensin amide. During reactive hyperaemia systolic flow was increased, diastolic reverse flow was abolished, and the forward flow continued throughout diastole. Amyl nitrite augmented thenegative flow phase and reduced mean flow, while xanthinol nicotinate decreased the negative component and augmented mean flow. Angiotensin amide produced enhancement of the average flow by elevating systolic and diastolic flow equally over the base line. In each of these interventions the changes in flow were determined mainly by variations during the diastolic flow phase.


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