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Radio-Femoral Delay

March 28th, 2020


A significant delay between the radial and femoral pulse suggests aortic coarctation distal to the left subclavian artery.
  • How to Elicit

  • Palpate the radial and femoral pulses (on the left or right) at the same time. If there is radio-femoral delay, the femoral pulse will be slightly later than the radial pulse.
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