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by Lil123 2,320 Views | 10 Comments

Have been a HH CNA for 7 mo. How do you get a accurate B/P on a Pt. with irregular heartbeat? No one I ask has been able to give me a usable answer.... Read More

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    When counting pulses or manually measuring a BP on an irregular pulse I've often noticed that after a pause in the pulse the next beat would be very strong (Frank-Starling effect????). I was wondering if that beat would give an artificially high systolic reading and whether I should repeat the measurement? Would that strong pulse screw up automated equipment?