Examining the Pulse (Different Types)


General Info:

It is very easy to overlook the art of clinical examination when new technology can so easily be employed to make diagnoses. Systematic cardiovascular examination can provide a diagnosis quickly without resort to invasive or expensive tests. Such routine examination can reveal an unexpected and timely diagnosis.

Historically, in the Middle or Far East, doctors were expected to make many diagnoses on examination of the radial pulse alone. Still today thorough examination of the pulse can provide a lot of information and help form an accurate diagnosis.

It is important to develop a reliable routine for examining the pulse and to spend a lifetime refining and improving the technique.


Contents:


Which pulse should be examined?
Systematic examination of pulses
Assessment of the pulse
What is the pulse rate?
What is the pulse rhythm?
What is the character of the pulse?

The pulse of Physicians


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