Normal Blood Pressure in the Superficial Venous System of Man at Rest in the Supine Position
The mean and range of venous pressure values in the various body surface areas is presented. Attention is directed to the variability of these values, the constantly decreasing pressure gradient towards the heart, and the essentially equal pressures in corresponding veins on opposite sides of the body. The importance of accurately identifying the vein is emphasized. The relation of venous pressure to age, sex, race and other physiologic factors is commented upon.
- © 1951 American Heart Association, Inc.