Pulse Deficit: Definition & Causes


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What is a pulse?

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1. What causes a pulse to occur?

2. Pulse deficit occurs when there are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about pulse deficits and why they occur by using the quiz and worksheet. The meaning of pulse and what it is are some topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials help check your understanding of:

  • When pulse deficit occurs
  • What a pulse is
  • How a pulse occurs
  • Term for the condition where the atria of the heart beats faster than the ventricles of the heart
  • Causes of pulse deficit

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what a pulse is
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the causes of pulse deficit and interpret them correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on pulse deficits

Additional Learning

Working through the lesson named Pulse Deficit: Definition & Causes gives you the chance to study more topics. Some of these include:

  • The importance of a pulse
  • Pulse characteristics
  • Symptoms of a pulse deficit