Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Clin Exp Hypertens. 2012;34(1):71-3. doi: 10.3109/10641963.2011.618198. Epub 2011 Oct 3.

Validation of the Parama-Tech PS-501 device for office blood pressure measurement according to the international protocol.

Author information

  • 1Department of Planning for Drug Development and Clinical Evaluation, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. kikuyam@m.tains.tohoku.ac.jp

Abstract

The PS-501 device (Parama-Tech, Fukuoka, Japan), an automated device for office blood pressure measurement based on the Korotkoff method and designed for professional use in clinical settings, was validated. Consecutive outpatients with hypertension and ≥30 years old at an outpatient hypertension clinic were recruited. According to the European Society of Hypertension protocol, 33 participants were included in the validation study (phase 1, n = 15; phase 2, n = 18). The cuff deflation rate can be selected manually from 2, 3, and 4 mm Hg/beat. The validation was performed with the device deflating at a rate of 2 mm Hg/beat. All blood pressure readings were measured on the left arm. The tested device passed all criteria for both systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurements. The mean (± standard deviation) differences in systolic and diastolic blood pressure between the tested device and the mean of observer readings were -1.9 ± 4.6 and -2.5 ± 2.9 mm Hg, respectively. The PS-501 device for office blood pressure measurement passed all the validation criteria of the European Society of Hypertension and can therefore be recommended for clinical use in an adult population.

PMID:
21967030
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Informa Healthcare
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk