pistol shot pulse

A popular term for a loud, cracking sound heard by the stethoscope over an artery in which there is distension followed by an abrupt collapse, as classically occurs in large arteries in aortic regurgitation
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pistol shot pulse

A popular term for a loud, cracking sound heard by the stethoscope over an artery in which there is distension followed by an abrupt collapse, as classically occurs in large arteries in aortic regurgitation. See Water hammer pulse.
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