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The bisferiens pulse.
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PMID:  22241241     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pulsus bisferiens is Latin for 'beat twice'. This describes the pulse where two systolic beats are palpated each cardiac cycle with an interposed mid-systolic dip. The earliest reference to the pulsus bisferiens is an edition of Galen's de Pulsibus, published in 1532. Galen was insistent that the pulsus bisferiens is characterized by 'quies media ictus' - a central pause in the stroke. Normally, the character of the pulse is best palpated in central arteries, e.g. the carotid artery. Pulsus bisferiens is the exception, however, as it is most easily palpated in the peripheral arterial system, e.g. the radial artery.
Judith Finegold; Antonios Pantazis
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005)     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1750-8460     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Hosp Med (Lond)     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-01-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257109     Medline TA:  Br J Hosp Med (Lond)     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  M189-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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