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Upper body venous compliance exceeds lower body venous compliance in humans

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Moffett Field, Calif, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Blood pressure.,
  • Posture.,
  • Positioning.,
  • Pressure measurement.,
  • Physiological effects.,
  • Gravitational effects.,
  • Plethysmography.,
  • Neck (Anatomy),
  • Calves.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDonald E. Watenpaugh.
    SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 110409.
    ContributionsAmes Research Center.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15498153M

    The heart pumps freshly oxygenated blood through the arteries to all body tissues. Artery walls are strong, tough, and tense to withstand pressure demands; contain elastic fibers, which allow their walls to stretch with systole and recoil with diastole. Veins are parallel that of arteries, but the body has more veins, and lie closer to the skin. The deoxygenated blood flows back to the heart via the circulatory venous system. The heart plays an important role here: it not only pumps the blood under high pressure through the arteries in the body, but it also sucks the blood back from the body into the right atrium. This is called venous return.

    In a normal, high compliance venous system, cardiac pulsatility is continually dampened with distance from the heart. We theorized that in a low-compliance system, the pulsatility would be transmitted throughout and its presence is a reß ec-tion of the hemodynamic state of the lower extremity venous system. Methods. As the heart beats, it pumps blood through a system of blood vessels, called the circulatory system. The vessels are flexible, hollow tubes that carry blood to every part of the body. Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood away from the heart. Veins return oxygen-poor blood back to the heart. Veins are flexible, hollow tubes with flaps inside called.

    other words it is very compliant. The compliance of the human lung is L/cm H2O. However, it gets stiffer (compliance smaller) as it is expanded above the normal range. Compliance is reduced when (1) The pulmonary venous pressure is increased and the lung becomes engorged with blood. Veins contain approximately 70% of total blood volume compared with 18% in arteries and only 3% in terminal arteries and arterioles; veins are 30 times more compliant than the arteries.1,2 The compliance of the arteries, being much lower than compliance of the veins, may increase under certain conditions, e.g., arterial compliance.


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Upper body venous compliance exceeds lower body venous compliance in humans Download PDF EPUB FB2

Summary Human venous compliance hypothetically decreases from upper to lower body as a mechanism for maintenance of the hydrostatic indifference level "headward" in the body, near the heart.

This maintains cardiac filling pressure, and thus cardiac output and cerebral perfusion, during orthostasis.

This project entailed four steps. Upper body venous compliance exceeds lower body venous compliance in humans (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Donald E Watenpaugh; Ames Research Center.

Upper body venous compliance exceeds lower body venous compliance in humans (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Donald E Watenpaugh; Ames Research Center.

Venous Compliance and Capacitance. An example is that splanchnic blood volume decreases to compensate for blood pooling in skin veins when body temperature rises during exercise. This causes pulsatile flow patterns in veins of both the upper and lower extremities. Within the human body 75% of blood circulates in the venous system, because of greater compliance of veins respect the arteries The venous system has higher compliance respect to the artery; it can receive a significant volume of blood with a small increase in pressure (Figure 4).

The greater compliance of veins is largely the result of vein collapse that occurs at pressures less than 10 mmHg. At higher pressures and volumes, venous compliance (slope of compliance curve) is similar to arterial compliance.

This characteristic makes veins suitable for use as arterial by-pass grafts. decreased venous compliance (i.e., sympathetic stimuli) increase venous pressure and venous return. increased venous compliance (wide veins) decrease venous pressure and venous return.

Last edited: Jul 2, H. Hatico. 5+ Year Member. Veins are often categorized based on their location and any unique features or functions. Pulmonary and systemic veins. Your body circulates blood on two different tracks called the systemic.

drains blood from the lateral compartment of the lower leg peroneal veins originates on the dorsum of the foot and ascends anterior to the medial malleolus and along the anteromedial side of the calf and thigh; joins the common femoral vein in the proximal thigh.

Clinical Relevance: Deep Vein Thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of the blood clot within the deep veins of the lower limbs, causing blockage of the vessel. Locally, this causes pain, swelling and tenderness of the affected limb.

The main complication of a DVT is pulmonary embolism. The thrombus can become dislodged, and travel into pulmonary circulation. Veins as capacitance vessels. There are two principal functions of veins: 1) to act as conduit vessels, transporting blood back to the heart from the body’s organs and tissues (i.e., the venous return); and 2) to act as capacitance vessels, accommodating large volumes of rest, the venous structures contain approximately two-thirds of the total blood volume and thus act as a blood.

The early literature suggests that venous compliance is increased under the influence of sex steroid hormones and that venous pressures in the lower limbs are elevated during pregnancy and prone to stasis.

Edouard and coworkers found that the distensibility and viscoelastic components of the lower limb veins decreased with duration in. Venous Compliance – Increased sympathetic activity will reduce venous compliance. This will increase the venous pressure and venous return as when flow into the veins increases, it cannot dilate to accommodate the increased blood.

Instead pressure in the veins rises and blood flow through the vessels must increase to empty the veins faster. Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the flow of blood through the veins is blocked, causing blood to pool in the legs. It's often caused by blood.

Investigator(s): Hargens,A R; ARC Title(s): Upper body venous compliance exceeds lower body venous compliance in humans/ D.E.

Watenpaugh. Country of Publication: United States Publisher: Washington, DC: NASA Headquarters, Peroneal Veins: Drain blood from the lateral calf; In the lower calf/ankle 2 veins course lateral to the PTVs and medial to the fibula, Continue in a cephalad course up the midline of the posterior calf, posterior to the fibula; 2 peroneal veins and 2 posterior tibial veins merge to form a single tibio-peroneal trunk in the upper calf.

As shown in circulatory data, nearly 60% of the total volume of blood in the human body is present within the blood in veins is referred to as a "Reservoir" because it can be mobilized to boost cardiac output and in turn systemic arterial pressure when physiological demands require so.

The body absorbs the vein and blood is rerouted to healthy veins. You wear protective glasses during this procedure to protect your eyes from the laser. Endovenous laser treatment requires local anesthesia and takes less than an hour.

Some damaged veins in the lower pelvis and upper legs can be treated with a stent, which is a small mesh tube. under the skin within the fat of the body but not in the.

It is deep veinsa relatively common medical problem. It can get better and then happen again (recurrence). It has a low chance but known risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT, blood clots in the deep veins) and pulmonary embolism (blood clots moving to the lungs). How often SVT.

Blood is a liquid that carries oxygen and food supplies to the cells of the body and takes waste and carbon dioxide away. It also distributes hormones and chemicals.

Blood is transported around the body by a network ofkm's of veins and smaller veins called capillaries. Lower-limb venous duplex imaging can be used for the assessment of patients with primary or recurrent varicose veins or for the investigation of patients with skin changes and venous ulceration.

Additionally, ultrasound is used to guide endovenous procedures, such as foam sclerosant injection, endovenous laser therapy (EVLT), or radiofrequency.In 37 patients (69 limbs) referred to Mayo Clinic's Vascular Center for possible venous valvular insufficiency in the lower limb, calf muscle pump function, calf compliance, and venous refilling times were measured by strain gauge plethysmography techniques.

The cephalic and basilic veins are major superficial veins of the forearm. From the radial side (lateral side) of the forearm, the cephalic vein runs up, from the anatomical snuffbox, along the preaxial border of the upper limb.

It runs in the arm lateral to the biceps brachii, in the deltopectoral groove, and perforates the clavipectoral fascia to drain into the axillary vein.