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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
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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