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Repeatability of central aortic blood pressures measured non-invasively using radial artery applanation tonometry and peripheral pulse wave analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17852086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the repeatability of radial pulse wave analysis (PWA) in measuring central systolic and diastolic blood pressures (cSBP/cDBP), pulse pressure (cPP), augmentation pressure (cAP) and pulse pressure amplification (PPA). METHODS: After 15 min supine rest, 20 ambulant patients (aged 27-82 years; four female) underwent four SphygmoCor PWA measurements on a single occasion. Two nurses independently undertook two measurements in alternate order, blind to their colleague's measurements. Analysis was by Bland-Altman limits of agreement (LOA). RESULTS: Heart rate and brachial blood pressure (BP) were stable during assessment. Based on the average of two PWA measurements between-observer differences (LOA, mean difference +/- 2SD) were small (cSBP 1.5 +/- 10.9 mmHg; cDBP 0.4 +/- 5.2 mmHg; cAP 0.5 +/- 4.5 mmHg; cPP 1.1 +/- 10.5 mmHg; PPA -0.5% +/- 5.6%). Between-observer differences were much greater for single/initial PWA measurement (cSBP 3.6 +/- 15.9 mmHg; cDBP 2.8 +/- 8.8 mmHg; cAP 0.7 +/- 5.8 mmHg; cPP 0.8 +/- 13.6 mmHg; PPA -1.2 +/- 9.4%). Within-observer LOA were very similar for both nurse A (cSBP -4.2 +/- 14.1 mmHg; cDBP -4.6 +/- 13.1 mmHg; cAP -0.4 +/- 4.4 mmHg; cPP 0.5 +/- 11.0 mmHg; PPA 0.7% +/- 9.0%) and nurse B (cSBP 0.0 +/- 12.1 mmHg; cDBP 0.2 +/- 8.5 mmHg; cAP -0.1 +/- 4.4 mmHg; cPP -0.2 +/- 11.9 mmHg; PPA -0.7% +/- 10.6%). CONCLUSION: Non-invasive assessment of central aortic pressures using PWA on a single occasion is highly repeatable in ambulant patients even when used by relatively inexperienced staff.
Authors:
Mike Crilly; Christoph Coch; Margaret Bruce; Hazel Clark; David Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood pressure     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0803-7051     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Press.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-19     Completed Date:  2007-12-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301454     Medline TA:  Blood Press     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen Medical School, Polwarth Building at Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK. mike.crilly@abdn.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Determination / methods*
Female
Heart Rate
Humans
Male
Manometry / methods
Middle Aged
Observer Variation
Pulsatile Flow*
Radial Artery / physiology
Reproducibility of Results

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