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Oscillometric wrist blood pressure measuring devices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14708908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Devices measuring blood pressure oscillometrically at the wrist are becoming more and more popular. These devices are small, easy to handle and can measure blood pressure without the need to undress. However, few of the wrist devices have been validated properly, i.e. according to internationally accepted protocols. In this article current literature on wrist blood pressure measuring devices is presented. The importance of positioning the wrist at heart level for accurate measurements is stressed.
R L Braam; B Asian; Th Thien
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Netherlands journal of medicine     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0300-2977     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth J Med     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-07     Completed Date:  2004-02-20     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0356133     Medline TA:  Neth J Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, University Medical Centre St Radboud, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation*,  methods
Equipment Failure Analysis
Hypertension / diagnosis*
Oscillometry / instrumentation*,  methods
Self Care / instrumentation*
Sphygmomanometers / standards*
Wrist / physiology*
Comment In:
Neth J Med. 2003 Oct;61(10):304-6   [PMID:  14708906 ]

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