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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have a visible and palpable pulse above my right clavicle. im young and healthy with no history of heart disease. what could cause this?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Pulse above R clavic: There is a large artery called the subclavian that gives off branches to the arm and neck. Depending on how thin you are and how these run it is possible to see pulses in this area. Goggle subclavian artery and look at images found. Show to Dr next time as well. In all likelihood normal. Good powers of observation!
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