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How does your doctor check your heart rate during exam?

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Your doctor will feel your pulse to check your heart's rate and rhythm. Each pulse matches with a heartbeat that pumps blood into your arteries. The force of the pulse also helps the doctor know the strength of blood flow to different areas of your body.

You can tell how fast your heart is beating by feeling your pulse. Your heart rate is the number of beats in 1 minute.

SOURCE: 

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic: “Physical Examination.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic: “Physical Examination.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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