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Checking heart rate 100 times a day, by placing finger over neck, can it damage the artery or nerve at that location in neck?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe not, but...

In the course of normal human events, throughout all of history, there has never been a need to check one's neck pulse 100 times a day.
That means nobody knows what could happen if a person were to do that (and nobody is going to do a research study on it). A person who does things that are normal for the human body, has a much better chance of avoiding abnormal or undesirable outcomes.

In brief: Maybe not, but...

In the course of normal human events, throughout all of history, there has never been a need to check one's neck pulse 100 times a day.
That means nobody knows what could happen if a person were to do that (and nobody is going to do a research study on it). A person who does things that are normal for the human body, has a much better chance of avoiding abnormal or undesirable outcomes.
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