What Can Cause No Pulse In A Limb?

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Limb plethysmography is a test that compares blood pressure in the legs and arms.


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Plethysmography - limb


How the test is performed

This test may be done in the health care provider's office or in a hospital. You will be asked to lie in a partially propped-up position.

Three blood pressure cuffs are wrapped snugly around your arm and leg. The health care provider inflates the cuffs, and a machine called a plethysmograph measures the pulses from each cuff. The test records...

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