Blood Pressure, Dr. D. Penney



Three Components of the Pulse Wave:

  • Anacrotic limb - upswing of the pressure pulse, to the systolic pressure

  • Catacrotic limb - downswing of the pressure pulse, to the dicrotic notch

  • Dicrotic notch or incisura - "bump" in catacrotic limb caused by aortic valve slamming shut




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