- Bounding pulse
Bounding pulse is the
medical signwhich characterizes by a bounding and forceful pulse felt at the radial artery. It occurs normally with heavy exercise, pregnancy, fever, or high anxiety. A bounding pulse is also often associated with high blood pressure or fluid overload. Fluid overload can occur with heart failure, aortic valve regurgitation, chronic kidney failure, and other conditions.
To feel a bounding pulse, palpate the
radial arterywith the distal palmar edge lightly. You will feel a bounding and forceful character.
Its cause is wide pulse pressure, which can occur in CVD due to:
1. PDA2. Aortic regurgitation3. Atherosclerosis4. Increased CO
It is also seen in other conditions including anemia, fever, pregnancy and thyrotoxicosis.
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