- forward - steep rise during ventricular systole
- reverse - brusque return to baseline with a small negative wave in early diastole caused by the high resistance of small peripheral arteries and capillaries
- forward - slow late diastolic rise due to the compliance of the peripheral arterial walls.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Blood flow patterns
Peripheral muscular arteries always show a triphasic pattern (forward-reverse-forward flow):