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