radial pulse (absent)

Last reviewed 01/2018

Radial pulse may be absent in:

  • situations where there has been a surgical procedure, for example in Blalock Taussig shunting, where one of the radial pulses may be absent.
  • congential absence of one of the pulses; for example in Holt-Oram syndrome - in association with absent radius
  • embolization
  • cervical rib