CAROTID ARTERY PULSE

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  • Pulsus parvus: Weak upstroke due to decreased stroke volume (hypovolemia, LV failure, aortic or mitral stenosis [MS]) (Fig. 110-1)
  • Pulsus tardus: Delayed upstroke (aortic stenosis)
  • Bounding (hyperkinetic) pulse: Hyperkinetic circulation, aortic regurgitation, patent ductus arteriosus, marked vasodilation
  • Pulsus bisferiens: Double systolic pulsation (aortic regurgitation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)
  • Pulsus alternans: Regular alteration in pulse pressure amplitude (severe LV dysfunction)
  • Pulsus paradoxus: Exaggerated inspiratory fall (>10 mmHg) in systolic bp (pericardial tamponade, severe obstructive lung disease)
FIGURE 110-1

Carotid artery pulse patterns.

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TY - ELEC T1 - CAROTID ARTERY PULSE ID - 623297 ED - Fauci,Anthony S, ED - Hauser,Stephen L, ED - Jameson,J Larry, ED - Kasper,Dennis L, ED - Longo,Dan L, ED - Loscalzo,Joseph, BT - Harrison's Manual of Medicine UR - https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623297/all/CAROTID_ARTERY_PULSE PB - McGraw Hill Inc. ET - 19 DB - Harrison's Manual of Medicine DP - Unbound Medicine ER -