Making collapsing pulse user-friendly

Thomas, Puthiaparampil T. (2020) Making collapsing pulse user-friendly. The Medical journal of Malaysia, 75 (4). pp. 406-408.

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Collapsing pulse is generally elicited by elevating the patient’s arm. However, the pulse becoming stronger on arm elevation is a physiological phenomenon, which is bound to create confusion, if routine lifting of the arm in search of collapsing pulse is practiced. The name ‘collapsing pulse’ represents only the second component of this sign. It masks the more important first component - the slapping, bounding upstroke, characterised by its other name ‘water-hammer pulse’. It is possible to elicit this sign by appreciating the slapping character on routine pulse examination. The insistence on arm lifting in medical school teaching is better avoided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Collapsing pulse; Arm lifting; Water hammer pulse, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 01:47
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 01:47

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