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Arterial pulse


determine, putting the fingers on the area of ​​the large artery, most often it is the radial artery lying in the lower third of the forearm directly in front of the wrist from the side of the thumb. The muscles in the examining hand should not be tense. Two or three fingers are placed on the artery (usually, index and middle fingers) and squeezed until the blood flow is completely stopped; then the pressure on the artery is gradually reduced, assessing the basic properties of the pulse: frequency, rhythm, tension (according to the resistance of the vessel to pressure), height and filling.