A. Aortic regurgitation
B. Mitral stenosis
C. Aortic stenosis
D. Left ventricular failure
Ans: A. Aortic regurgitation
Water hammer pulse
- It is a large bounding pulse, associated with an increased stroke volume of the left ventricle and a decrease in the peripheral resistance, leading to wide pulse pressure.
- The pulse strikes the palpating finger with a rapid, forced jerk and quickly disappears.
- It is best felt in the radial artery with the patient’s arm elevated.
- It is seen in aortic regurgitation.