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Traube's pulse

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A variant of the Pulsus bigeminus. A condition characterized by a succession of high and low pulses.

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A variant of the Pulsus bigeminus. A condition characterized by a succession of high and low pulses, in which a high pulse is regularly followed by a low pulse and that this low pulse is separated from the following high pulse by a shorter pause than that between it and the preceding high pulse.

A succession of higher and lower pulses, so "dass regelmässig auf einen hohen ein niedriger Puls folgt und dass dieser niedrige Puls von dem nächstfolgenden hohen durch eine kürzere Pause geschieden ist, als von dem hohen Pulse, der ihm hervorgeht" (Traube).

Bibliography

  • L. Traube:
    Ein Fall von Pulsus bigeminus nebst Bemerkungen über die Leberschwellungen bei Klappenfehlern und über akute Leberatrophie.
    Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1872, 9: 185-188, 221-224.
    Translated in Willius & Keys, Cardiac Classics, 1941, pp. 590-599.

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