Palpate the Carotid Artery

Assess the carotid artery pulse by standing at the patient's right side, with the patient lying on the back. Auscultate the patient's carotid arteries for bruits first (see Chapter 15, The Peripheral Vascular System). If a bruit is present, do not palpate the carotid artery. If a cholesterol plaque is present, palpation may produce an embolus.

Figure 14-23 A and B,

Technique for evaluating the carotid artery pulsations.

Figure 14-23 A and B,

Technique for evaluating the carotid artery pulsations.

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