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Errors in the measurement of blood pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6580879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The effect of posture on blood pressure measurement in pregnant and non-pregnant subjects was studied. In non-pregnant patients undergoing cardiac catheterization, central blood pressure remained unaltered with a change from the supine to the lateral position. However in all subjects studied, an apparent decrease in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure occurred when measured in the upper arm in the lateral position. This fall is artifactual and does not represent a change in blood pressure. It is concluded that blood pressure measurements in the lateral position are inaccurate.
Authors:
S E Fleming; J S Horvath; A Korda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-01-07     Completed Date:  1984-01-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blood Pressure Determination / methods*
Clonidine / therapeutic use
False Negative Reactions
Female
Heart Catheterization / methods
Heart Diseases / diagnosis
Humans
Hypertension / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Male
Posture
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
4205-90-7/Clonidine

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