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So, you're saying that there would not be a difference in pulses in conditions like Left or Right Ventricular Hypertrophy? Or in conditions that effect the lungs like pleural edema? Or any condition that would effect circulation...like a clot or something?
Just wondering? Not trying to be argumentative.
With a clot, the pulse would be weaker, or no pulse palpated. The clot causes a blockage in the artery. The if you have a clot in the forearm, your braichial artery could be quite strong, but the pulse that you try to palpate in your ulnar or radial artery would be weaker or not there. The heart doesn't pump at different rates, the muscle pumps as one, the atrial rate could be different, but what you are feeling is the ventricle pumping when you check the pulse. Nothing will cause a different pulse in each arm, blood pressure can vary because of differences in anatomy, etc. But the pulse will be the same.
You may get a different rate when checking between apical and radial pulses because of ectopic beats, but not between both arms. At each moment, the pulse is the same in both arms and legs.