Effect of alterations in femoral artery flow on abdominal vessel hemodynamics in swine


Journal Article (Academic article)

In support of an in vivo investigation in swine of the influence of changes in fluid dynamic wall shear on arterial macromolecular permeability, a procedure has been developed to alter the flows in the porcine posterior arterial vasculature by opening and closing a reversible arteriovenous shunt placed on one of the femoral arteries. Laparoscopic techniques were used to place appropriately modified Transonic Systems ultrasonic flow probes on both external and circumflex iliac arteries, and on the terminal aorta. Flow measurements were made prior to shunt placement, and with the shunt open and closed, to measure the influence of altered external iliac artery flow on the distribution to the infrarenal abdominal vessels. Similar experiments were carried out to relate the flow rates in the external iliac arteries to those in the femoral arteries, which are more accessible. Based on the relationships among the measured flow rates, rules have been developed to estimate the major infrarenal flows in the pig, at baseline and with the shunt opened and closed, from only the flow rates measured at the two femoral arteries

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Henderson, JM; Aukerman, JA; Clingan, PA; Friedman, MH

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

  • Biorheology (Netherlands)

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 257 - 266