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Nursing Arts

Pulse Terms

Apical Heart Rate The rate obtained by placing (listening) stethoscope over the apex of the chest wall and counting
Bounding Pulse Pulse that feels full and strong to the touch
Bradycardia A slow heart beat characterized by a pulse rate that is under 60 beats per minute
Elastic Pulse Pulse with regular alterations of weak and strong beats without changes in cycle
Intermittent Pulse Pulse in which beats are occasionally skipped
Irregular Pulse Pulse that varies in force and frequency
Pulse Vibration of blood against the vessel walls
Pulse Deficit Numerical difference between apical pulse and the radial pulse (i.e.: apical 101, radial 88, pulse deficit would be 13 BPM)
Pulse Pressure Numerical difference between systolic BP and diastolic B P (i.e.: systolic 136 mm, diastolic 76mm, the pulse pressure is 60mm)
Radial Pulse Rate Pulse rate obtained by placing fingertips on the radial artery at the wrist
Thready Pulse Pulse that feels weak to the touch
Created by: wenchie040