The Effect of the Dependent Position upon Blood Flow in the Limbs
ROBERT W. WILKINS, MEYER H. HALPERIN, JULIUS LITTER
Circulation. 1950;2:373-379Originally published September 1, 1950
ROBERT W. WILKINS
MEYER H. HALPERIN
The blood flow, as reflected by the arteriovenous oxygen difference, in the arms and legs is greater in the dependent position than in the horizontal position. The physiologic and clinical significance of this finding is discussed.
- © 1950 American Heart Association, Inc.