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anacrotic

Pulsus tardus et parvus

In medicine, pulsus tardus et parvus, also pulsus parvus et tardus, slow-rising pulse and anacrotic pulse, is a sign where, upon palpation, the pulse is weak/small (parvus), and late (tardus) relative to its usually expected character. Classically, it is seen in aortic valve stenosis.

With respect to aortic stenosis, "typical findings include a narrow pulse pressure, LVH, a harsh late-peaking systolic murmur heard best at the right second intercostal space with radiation to the carotid arteries, and a delayed slow-rising carotid upstroke (pulsus parvus et tardus)."

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