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Blood pressure level changes caused by posture change and physical exercise: can they be determined accurately using a standard cuff method?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3241284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The accuracy of the indirect standard cuff method of measurement was tested against intra-arterial blood pressure readings (Oxford method) in a series of simple clinical tests: in the sitting, supine and standing positions, during bicycle ergometer test and during recovery. The mean discrepancy between methods varied in tests from -2.3 to 12.9 mmHg for systolic blood pressure level and from -4.3 to 18.2 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure level. Blood pressure responses to other tests were analysed using the value measured in the sitting position as the reference. The mean discrepancy between the methods in test responses varied from -6.3 to 8.9 mmHg for systolic responses and from -2.3 to 20.3 mmHg for diastolic responses. The data analysis indicates that the accuracy of the indirect method varies considerably between tests and also between subjects. We conclude that at present the standard cuff method cannot replace the direct method for determining blood pressure responses and reactivity.
V M Turjanmaa; S T Kalli; A J Uusitalo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hypertension. Supplement : official journal of the International Society of Hypertension     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0952-1178     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hypertens Suppl     Publication Date:  1988 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-18     Completed Date:  1989-05-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501422     Medline TA:  J Hypertens Suppl     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S79-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Physiology, Tampere University Central Hospital, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination / methods*
Exercise Test*
Hypertension / physiopathology*

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