The purpose of this study was to evaluate brachial artery blood flow changes during submaximal isometric contraction of the biceps and triceps brachii, in order to clarify the influence of the upper arm muscles activity on the local arterial flow. The brachial artery blood flow velocity and diameter were evaluated in twenty healthy men (mean age 29.6 years) at baseline (resting position) and during submaximal isometric contraction of the biceps and triceps brachii by means of ultrasonography (B-MODE and Doppler ultrasound methods). The brachial artery blood flow velocity was significantly higher than resting position during submaximal isometric contraction of the biceps (P < 0.001) and triceps brachii (P = 0.019). As to the brachial artery diameter, no significant change was observed during submaximal isometric contractions of the biceps and triceps brachii. Our preliminary findings suggest that the brachial artery blood flow velocity similarly increases during submaximal isometric contraction of the biceps and triceps brachii.

Brachial artery blood flow during submaximal isometric contraction of the biceps brachii and triceps brachii in humans: A preliminary observation.

LEDRO, Giulia;PICELLI, Alessandro;CACCIATORI, Carlo;SMANIA, Nicola
2013

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate brachial artery blood flow changes during submaximal isometric contraction of the biceps and triceps brachii, in order to clarify the influence of the upper arm muscles activity on the local arterial flow. The brachial artery blood flow velocity and diameter were evaluated in twenty healthy men (mean age 29.6 years) at baseline (resting position) and during submaximal isometric contraction of the biceps and triceps brachii by means of ultrasonography (B-MODE and Doppler ultrasound methods). The brachial artery blood flow velocity was significantly higher than resting position during submaximal isometric contraction of the biceps (P < 0.001) and triceps brachii (P = 0.019). As to the brachial artery diameter, no significant change was observed during submaximal isometric contractions of the biceps and triceps brachii. Our preliminary findings suggest that the brachial artery blood flow velocity similarly increases during submaximal isometric contraction of the biceps and triceps brachii.
brachial artery; brachial fascia; Blood Flow Velocity; diameter; muscle contraction
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