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Cardiovascular System

Circulation

Where is the pulse most easily found?

Pulse can be found anywhere an artery is near the surface or over a bone. The body sites where pulse is most easily felt are:

  • Wrist (radial artery)

  • Temporal artery (in front of ear)

  • Common carotid artery (along the lower margin of the jaw)

  • Facial artery (lower margin of the lower jawbone)

  • Brachial artery (at the bend of elbow)

  • Popliteal artery (behind the knee)

  • Posterior tibial artery (behind the ankle)

  • Dorsalis pedis artery (on the upper surface of the foot).



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