Document Detail


A comparison of non-invasive methods of blood pressure measurement in normotensive and hypertensive pregnant women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15321344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We compared two types of automatic non-invasive blood pressure measuring device with sphygmomanometey in 47 normotensive and 38 hypertensive women in the third trimester of pregnancy. An automatic oscillometric device (Accutor) and a volume-clamp device (Finapres) significantly underestimated the diastolic pressure as measured by the fourth Korotkoff sound using a Hawksley random zero sphygmomanometer. The mean difference between the sphygmomanometer and Accutor measurement of diastolic blood pressure was +3.1 mmHg in the normotensive women and +8.3 mmHg in the hypertensive women (P = 0.001). The mean difference between the sphygmomanometer and Finapres measurement of diastolic blood pressure was +6.1 mmHg in the normotensive women and +11.5 mmHg in hypertensive women (P = 0.003). The increased use of continuous non-invasive devices to monitor blood pressure in women with hypertension should be accompanied by sound knowledge of their limitations in this group of patients.
Authors:
Z U Arfeen; N J Maran; E J Simon; J H McClure
Related Documents :
11702034 - The accumulative effects of physical activity in hypertensive post-menopausal women.
22921324 - Particle size impact on collapse in monolayers.
15151484 - Prognostic value of ambulatory blood pressure measurements for the diagnosis of hyperte...
16286174 - The relationship between blood pressure and c-reactive protein in the multi-ethnic stud...
477484 - The influence of clonidine on intraocular pressure.
12887224 - Religiosity and its relation to blood pressure among selected kuwaitis.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of obstetric anesthesia     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0959-289X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Publication Date:  1996 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-23     Completed Date:  2005-02-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200430     Medline TA:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  168-71     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthetics, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  alpha1-acid glycoprotein and albumin in the spinal fluid of pregnant women.
Next Document:  Thromboembolic deterrent stockings fail to prevent hypotension associated with spinal anaesthesia fo...