Equis ISSN 2398-2977 Cardiovascular: arterial pulse palpation Contributor(s): Christopher Brown, Lesley Young Introduction Preparation Procedure Introduction Pulse palpation is an essential part of a routine physical examination for assessment of arterial blood pressure, cardiac rate and rhythm. Uses Evaluation of cardiovascular status. General General physical examination Heart: examination - overview . Pre-purchase examination Pre-purchase examination . Pre-anesthetic evaluation. Assessment of hydration and fluid therapy requirements Fluid therapy: overview . Anesthetic monitoring Anesthesia: monitoring - cardiac output and blood pressure . Evaluation of anesthetic recovery Anesthesia: recovery - overview . Evaluation of response to treatment. Specific Digital pulse - for possible development of laminitis Foot: laminitis . Regional pulses - for integrity of vascular supply following trauma such as major fractures Musculoskeletal: fracture ; occlusion, eg aorto-iliac thrombosis Cardiovascular: aortoiliac thrombosis . Advantages Easy technique. Preparation This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Procedure This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.