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A 33-year-old male asked:

What does a strong pulse in the carotid arteries mean?what does a weak mean? does high blood pressure cause strong or weak pulse?

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Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Strong VS Weak Pulse: In my experience, patients usually cannot adequately evaluate there pulses. In the carotid area I would suggest getting a carotid ultrasound ... if all is ok things are OK. Your blood pressure is another matter and is easily checked by yourself or even at a drug store with the machine there.

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Last updated May 10, 2014

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