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A 42-year-old member asked:

hey docs, should you be able to feel your femoral artery?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: The common femoral artery is usually palpable in the groin.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Palpable pulses are easy to feel at wrist, groin, top of feet.

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What's remote superficial femoral artery endarterectomy rsfae?

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What does the femoral artery do ?

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How deep does the femoral artery lie?

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What is the femoral artery pressure point?

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MAP > 60 mmHg: The mean arterial pressure (MAP) is, at least, > 60 mmhg if one can palpate (feel) the femoral pulse (in each groin). The vessel can be felt just below the groin (inguinal) ligament. In the term "pressure point, " i'm uncertain what you mean. The point of palpability? Please inform...
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For a left sfa is it normal to enter through the right femoral artery?

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