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How does a doctor check femoral pulses for aortic coarctation?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Using fingers:: During a physical exam, the doctor may find that a person with a coarctation has higher blood pressure in the arms than in the legs. The doctor also might hear a heart murmur or notice that the pulses felt in the groin area or on the feet are weak or even absent.
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