Author: Jared Scott, M.D.
- Overall, medical providers are bad at detecting pulses.
- However, only 2% of patients do not have a detectable DP pulse.
- In one study, for patients with limb claudication, there was only about 50% agreement on the presence of a DP pulse.
References: Brearley et al. Peripheral pulse palpation: an unreliable physical sign. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 1992