A 26-year-old male asked:
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i measured my pulse at both the neck and foot. i felt they are the same but there's a lag about 0.3 second between them. is it considered normal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes!: Sounds physiologic: which is a fancy way of saying that's normal..'
Answered on Jun 17, 2017
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