Pulsations can be felt at the following areas.

Carotid pulsation

  1. Aortic regurgitation
  2. Aortic aneurysm
  3. Thyrotoxicosis
  4. Fever
  5. Anaemia

Suprasternal notch pulsations

  1. Hyperkinetic states- anaemia
  2. Thyrotoxicosis, fever
  3. Aortic regurgitation
  4. Coarctation of aorta
  5. Aortic aneurysm

Pulsation at pulmonary area

  1. Patent ductus arteriosus
  2. Atrial septal defect
  3. Ventricular septal defect
  4. Pulmonary hypertension

Pulsation at Left parasternal area

  1. Ventricular septal defect
  2. Atrial septal defect
  3. Epigastric pulsation
  4. Right ventricular hypertrophy
  5. Aneurysm of aorta
  6. Transmission of aortic pulsation

Pulsations at the back

  1. Coarctation of aorta
  2. Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula

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