What is the difference between apical pulse and radial pulse?
The apical pulse is taken when the patient is lying or sitting. A stethoscope is used to listen to the heart and placed at the 5th intercostal space (between ribs on left side of body). The beats are counted for a full minute and recorded.
A radial pulse is taken by feeling (palpating) for the pulse on either wrist, just below the thumb (in the soft spot). The beats are counted for 30 seconds, then doubled. If the beats are irregular, they are counted for 60 seconds.
The pulse is recorded as beats per minute: BPM
An apical-radial pulse is when two nurses record each at the same time. The difference is called the "pulse deficit."
NO. the difference between the Apical and Radial pulse is known as the pulse deficit. There should be some difference between the twon. Read More
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Apical pulse will never be less than the radial pulse. A radial pulse rate less than the apical rate is an example of a pulse deficit, and can be the result of a heart murmur, but the opposite will never occur. Read More
It is the difference in the apical pulse and the radial pulse. These should be taken at the same time, which will require that 2 people take the pulse. One with a stethoscope and one at the wrist. Count for 1 full minute. The subtract the radial from the apical. This is the Pulse Deficit. Read More
the following Pulse location are? 1. Apical pulse 2. Radial pulse 3. Brachial pulse 4. Apical-radial pulse Read More
What is the difference between the value obtained from an apical pulse and that from an arterial pulse taken elsewhere in the body called?
The apical pulse may be a little bit faster than say a radial pulse because of the slight lag in time as blood rushes from the heart into larger arteries. Any LARGE difference between the values of apical and other pulses observed is called a PULSE DEFICIT. This could indicate a cardiac impairment (i.e. a weakened heart). Read More
The radial pulse will be lower if ventricular contraction is not strong enough to create a radial pulse. Read More
in normal person there is no difference between radial pulse and carotid pulse but in ill or sick person it may vary. Read More
Radial pulse - 30 seconds. Apical pulse - 1 full minute. Read More
You may sometimes oberve a slight difference between the value obtained from an apical pulse and that from an arterial pulse taken elsewhere on the body What is the difference called?
pulse deficit Read More
You may sometimes observe a slight difference between the value obtained from an apical pulse and that from an arterial pulse taken elsewhere on the body What is this difference called?
It is called a pulse deficit. Read More
It is a pulse deficit, the pumping of the heart is faulty. Usually seen in atrial fibrillation. Read More
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It's called the apical pulse. For future reference: Radial pulse - at your wrist next to your thumb on both arms. Carotid pulse - at your neck. Apical pulse - at your chest. Brachial pulse - anticubital (opposite of the elbow side). Read More
If the radial or any other pulse is too difficult to obtain via palpitation, the apical pulse is relied on. Using a stethoscope and hearing the pulse is generally easier than fumbling around with distal pulses. In some cases every second is crucial. Some services do recommend checking the apical pulse along with lung sounds, although the practice is not common. If the patient has arrhythmia, sometimes you cannot appreciate all of their heart beats… Read More
An arterial pulse is one which is taken over top of an artery, ex. Radial, Femoral, Carotid pulse, ect. An Apical pulse is one taken in between the 4th or 5th left intercostal space. It isn't taken from an artery, but from below the heart itself.(Apex of the heart) Source: I'm a paramedic. Read More
Please double check this but here is a shot Apical pulse will never be less than the radial pulse. A radial pulse rate less than the apical rate is an example of a pulse deficit, and can be the http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_would_an_apical_pulse_be_less_then_radial_pulse# of a heart murmur, but the opposite will never occur. Read More
The apical pulse is taken with a stethoscope placed upon a person's chest. To take the apical pulse you would find the space between the 5th and 6th rib, and place the diaphragm of the stethoscope there. Read More
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It does not depend on any particular disease, instead, general guidelines on when it is advisable to take a person's apical pulse. Taking apical pulse is more accurate than just taking a person's pulse. It is done using a stethoscope and placing it by the apex of the heart so 'apical' means, 'the heartbeat at the apex of the heart. It is found underneath your left nipple at the fifth intercostal space (between the fifth… Read More
Temporal, Radial, Dorsalis Pedis, Anterior Tibial, Apical pulse, Ulnar pulse, brachial pulse, Carotid pulse, Femoral pulse, Popliteal pulse, Posterior Tibialis pulse Those are the ones I can think of but there are more. Read More
carotid, brachial, radial, ulnar, femoral, popliteal, apical, dorslas pedius and posterior tibial Read More
there is (1) temporal pulse, (2) facial pulse, (3) carotid pulse, (4) antebrachial pulse, (5) brachial pulse, (6) radial pulse, (7) apical pulse, (8) popliteal pulse and another one on the anterior portion of the feet. Read More
An apical pulse is a pulse taken in the 4th or 5th left intercostal space directly over the apex of the heart. The apical pulse can be auscultated or (in most patients) palpated. Read More
apical pulse has to be listened to for 1 full minute Read More
temporal, carotid, brachial, radial, ulnar, femoral, popliteal, posterior tibial, dorsalis pedis Actually the "ulnar" is not really a medically recognized pulse point, you'll never even hear it mentioned in medical school. Instead of "ulnar", it's apical, referring to the apex of the heart, which is an ascultated pulse, meaning you 'listen' for it rather than palpate or feel for it. The apical pulse is ascultated for between the 5 & 6 rib on the left… Read More
The apical pulse is palpable in most patients. It is easier to auscultate, however the skill of apical palpation improves with practice. Read More
Radial pulse is on the radial artery, in other words on the wrist. Read More
Your radial pulse is located on your wrist, just below your palm. It is the pulsing of your radial artery. Your radial pulse is useful for monitoring your heart rate, as it is the pulse that is easiest to feel your heart palpitations from. Read More
The radial pulse is located in the wrist at the end of the radial artery. It is the most common place for healthcare professionals to take a patient's pulse. Read More
False, because the apical pulse is the heartbeat and is heard with a stethoscope. The sphygmomanometer is used to take the pulse on the arm. Read More
A radial pulse (because it is taken from the radial artery). Read More
Radial Pulse is found just lateral to the flexor carpi radial. Or the Distal end of the radius Read More
No... however - the carotid pulse may be easier to find. Read More
the pumping of the heart as it is irregular Read More
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The most accurate pulse is an apical pulse auscultated for 1 minute. Read More
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Your apical pulse, because it is the most accurate. Read More
When obtaining a pulse rate from the 5th intercostalspace on the left what pulse is this refering to?
Apical Read More
The pulse in the wrist is called the radial pulse. Read More