Pulse - bounding
Alternate Names : Bounding pulse
A bounding pulse is a strong and forceful pulse.
See also: Heart palpitations
Overview & Considerations
- A bounding pulse can often be seen in arteries that are close to the skin.
- A bounding pulse is often a sign of excessive fluid in the circulation (fluid overload).
- A rapid heart rate and bounding pulse can occur together, but can also occur separately.
- A rapid pulse can be a symptom of arrhythmia. Tachycardia, a heart rate that is faster than normal, may accompany a bounding pulse.
- A rapid heart rate and bounding pulse both occur normally with heavy exercise, pregnancy, fever, or high anxiety.
- A bounding pulse is often associated with high blood pressure or fluid overload. Fluid overload can occur with heart failure, aortic valve regurgitation, chronic kidney failure, and other conditions.