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Where do you feel collapsing pulse?

Where do you feel collapsing pulse?

Examine for a collapsing pulse by placing your fingers across the anterior aspect of patient’s forearm and applying just enough pressure to occlude the radial pulse. Confirm that the patient has no pain in their shoulder, and then elevate their arm above their head whilst maintaining the position of your hand.

Should you feel a collapsing pulse?

Palpate for a collapsing pulse: As blood rapidly empties from the arm in diastole, you should be able to feel a tapping impulse through the muscle bulk of the arm. This is caused by the sudden retraction of the column of blood within the arm during diastole.

What kind of pulse is a water hammer?

Jump to navigation Jump to search. Watson’s water hammer pulse, also known as Corrigan’s pulse or collapsing pulse, is the medical sign which describes a pulse that is bounding and forceful, rapidly increasing and subsequently collapsing, as if it were the sound of a waterhammer that was causing the pulse.

When was Watson’s water hammer pulse first described?

Watson’s water hammer pulse is a characteristic medical sign first described by Thomas Watson, M.D. in 1844. It is a pulse that is powerfully pulsating, similar in nature to the pounding of a water hammer.

What does trv and water hammer pulse mean?

Elevate the whole upper limb suddenly above the patients shoulder ( you may give a support in the elbow to prevent its flexion) mean while trv to recognise any changes in the volume of the pulse.

What’s the difference between WHP and Corrigan’s pulse?

Although the term Corrigan’s pulse has been used at times synonymously with whp, Corrigan’s pulse/sign is largely used to describe the abrupt distension and quick collapse of carotid pulse in aortic regurgitation whereas the term ‘water hammer pulse’ is used for the characteristic pulse seen in peripheral arteries like the radial artery.