Where Is the Brachial Pulse?

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The pulse of the brachial artery, located in the upper arm, can be felt on the elbow’s ventral aspect. This artery is the major blood vessel that supplies the upper arm with blood.

The brachial artery stems from the axillary artery and continues down the arm’s anterior surface. It, along with the bicep tendon and the medial cubital vein, comprises the cubital fossa, the triangular depression on the front side of the elbow. The brachial artery then branches out into two arteries, the radial and the ulnar, which run down the forearm. Using either a sphygmomanometer or a stethoscope, blood pressure can be measured using the brachial artery.