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Though an irregularly irregular pulse is a classical clinical sign, we were able to find only 3 published studies evaluating its accuracy in the detection of atrial fibrillation.
American Heart Association Screening Guidelines[3] Examination Recheck at Annual Exam Recheck in 2 Months Blood pressure 130-139/85-89 mm Hg 140-159/90-99 mm Hg Pulse check No irregularities Carotid bruit No irregularities screen Recheck Examination Recheck in 1 Month Immediately/1 Week Blood pressure 160-179/100-108 mm Hg 180+/110+ mm Hg Pulse check Rapid, irregularly irregular pulse or pulse >100 Carotid bruit Carotid bruit detected screen
repeated blood pressure readings that were [is greater than] 130/85 mmttg); an irregularly irregular pulse rate was present in 7%; and carotid bruits in 5% of participants (Table 4).