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Pulse - bounding
Alternative namesA bounding pulse is a strong and forceful pulse . Tachycardia is a heart rate that is faster than normal. Tachycardia can occur alone, or it can accompany a bounding pulse. See also heartbeat sensations .
Call your health care provider if
Call your health care provider if there is any sudden, severe, or persistent increase in your pulse's intensity or rate. Calling is particularly important when accompanied by other symptoms, or when not relieved by resting for a few minutes.
Your health care provider will perform a physical examination. Your vital signs will be monitored, such as your temperature, pulse, rate of breathing, and blood pressure, and your heart may need to be monitored.
Your provider will ask questions about this symptom, such as:
Update Date: 10/6/2003Elena Sgarbossa, MD, cardiologist and freelance editor. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT