2017.1 : SAQ 10

I’m skipping over SAQ 9 as I covered it on December 5 last year.

Draw both aortic root and a radial artery pressure wave forms on the same axes.  Explain the differences between them.

It’s important to realise that the vessels of the circulation are not just a passive conduit – systemic pressure waveforms are produced by an interaction of the left ventricle, arterial physical properties and characteristics of the blood

Tapering contributes to the higher peak pressure seen in the radial artery   TRUE/FALSE

Reflection contributes to the diastolic hump seen in the radial artery  TRUE/FALSE

Stiff vessels will transmit reflected pressure waves faster  TRUE/FALSE

Mean pressure is higher in the radial artery  TRUE/FALSE

The Bernoulli effect created by a slower flow rate when the aortic valve closes creates the incisura  TRUE/FALSE

 

 

 

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