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Can see pulse beating inside right arm just left of bicep above inside elbow
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An_251561 posted:
Hi,
I have had a stent placed in my right coronary artery now for 3 years (drug eluded stent) and am on plavix and lipitor. My bp, weight and collesteral are fine. I have been doing pushups, and lifting weights (10 lb weights) Recently I noticed the above captioned pulse. Has anyone seen this before? Should I call my doctor?
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

"Should I call my doctor?"

Sure, why not, even if it turns out being just to get some peace of mind in the particular matter.

Noteworthy, in some individuals, as applicable, more so if there is a bounding, firm, or strong pulse (for whatever reason, constant or briefly), they can see a rhythmic pulsing or throbbing (in-sync with the heartbeat) in a vein, such as in the hand, arm, or neck, simply because of their body habitus, e.g., thin or thin 'n tall build (or so-called being "thin-skinned") and physique. A pulsing in the chest, and sometimes in the abdomen/stomach, may/can be noticed as well


"I have had a stent placed in my right coronary artery now for 3 years (drug eluded stent)"


The bottom line

Coronary stents (bare-metal or drug-eluting) are only a Band-aid or spot-treatment, as it does not address the disease process and what drives the progression.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a lifelong unpredictable (may/can exhibit periods of stabilization, acceleration and even some regression) condition requiring a continuum of care.

Best of luck down the road of life.

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