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(17) One previous study compared the average of four 15 second pulse readings taken manually to HRV (SDNN) and found a moderate strength, statistically significant inverse (expected) correlation between SDNN and the manual pulse rates.
Basically pulse reading involves the ability and skill of the physician in being able to pick up the impulse transmitted to the arteries, particularly the radial artery, and translate the message in term of etiological and pathological factors.
Slightly more intricate than it sounds, a pulse reading can turn into an intimate conversation with the doctor about various areas of a person's life and their emotions in relation to it.
If the man in question is health-conscious, he'll love the pounds 50 monitor which measures systolic and diastolic blood pressure and gives a pulse reading via the wrist.
Practitioners take a pulse reading and examine a patient's tongue.
Pulse reading accuracy of the oximeters was listed as +/- 3 BPM over a range of pulse rates from 25-240 (Masimo), 20-240 (Nellcor), and 18-240 (Nonin).
These monitors double as a stop-watch which can be switched to a pulse reading at the press of a button.
The firm said that the software can give an accurate pulse reading when the camera is pointed at a face for five seconds, the Independent reported.