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How does a doctor check femoral pulses for aortic coarctation?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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