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how can i find carotid artery for pulse?

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Dr. Omar Esponda
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Use your fingers: If you are taking your own pulse take your second & third finger; place them over your neck below your chin and slide them to your side (opposite side of the hand you are using is easier) until you feel a pulsation. You will need to put a firm pressure to feel it. Be careful to take pulse at the neck one side at a time as if you do both sides at the same time you could get dizzy.
Answered on May 29, 2014

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