Pulsus Paradoxus

From Gomerpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Do I really need to be naked to have all my pulses checked?!"

A pulsus parodoxus is any pulse that poses a paradox to the examiner.[1]

Example of a Pulsus Paradoxus

"Hmmm, this femoral pulse is both present and absent... Pulsus paradoxus!!"

"Since this patient's radial pulse is both fast and slow, it can only be one thing..."

"I'm an intern, can't find the patient's legs nor his pedal pulse, but I know she's got one... Pulsus paradoxus!!"

Related Reading

- Dorsalis Pedis Artery

- Inferior Vena Cava

- Pedal Pulse

- Posterior Tibial Artery

- Posterior Vena Cava

- Uncommon Hepatic Artery


  1. Intern Tries to Palpate Pedal Pulses, Can’t Locate Legs (Gomerblog)

Fun Stuff

Try a random entry.
Push me button.jpg
this post with your friends

Random Gomerpedia Entries

Need More Gomer?