Unequal pulses are where the pulse is different in two major points of the body, such as in an extremity versus the central pulse. Unequal pulses may affect the lower extremities (leg pulses) or the upper extremities (arm pulses).
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Causes of an unequal pulse include:
- Arterial embolism
- Dissecting arterial aneurysm
- Leg fracture
- Arm fracture
- Subclavian steal syndrome (SSS)
- Takayasu ...
- Aortic Aneurysm: An aortic aneurysm is a swollen part of a blood vessel due to a weakened area ballooning out full of
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- Fractures: Fractures are broken bones in any location of the body. Almost any bone in the body can be fractured, but
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- Peripheral Vascular Disease: Peripheral Vascular Disease is any disease of the blood vessels (vascular) of the limbs (periphery). In other words, diseases of
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- Congenital Disorders: Congenital Disorders are disorders that exist at birth, as distinct from disorders that you “acquire” later in life (Acquired Disorders)
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- Normal Variation: Normal variation refers to the fact that people are all different, and some conditions may simply be within that range
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