Pletismografía

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La pletismografía es un examen que se realiza colocando manguitos de presión sanguínea en las extremidades para medir la presión sistólica. Luego se conectan los manguitos a un instrumento para registrar el volumen del pulso (pletismógrafo), el cual muestra cada honda del pulso. En este examen se compara la presión sistólica entre las extremidades inferiores y superiores para ayudar a descartar alguna enfermedad que esté obstruyendo las arterias en las extremidades.

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