Monday, 10 June 2013

Pulse amplitude

The  contour of the pulse wave is normally rounded and dome-shaped. As the pulse is measured with the three finger tips, an assessment can be made of the ascending portion, the crest and the descending portion of each wave. This can help infer the etiology of an existing problem. The amplitude of a pulse wave can be graded on a scale from 0-4, where:
O = absent
1 = barely palpable
2 = average intensity
3 = strong
4 = bounding

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