News and notices. September 19, 2013

Latest in our series of “How to” articles on measuring the pulse

How to measure the pulse. © Elmien Wolvaardt Ellison
© Elmien Wolvaardt Ellison

Before surgery, eye patients must be assessed for their suitability for surgery. Taking the pulse allows us to find out what the patient’s heart rate is and to assess the strength, regularity, and character of the pulse. Irregularities might indicate a heart problem and must be investigated.

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