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J Am Soc Hypertens. 2014 Dec;8(12):930-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2014.08.014. Epub 2014 Sep 2.

Oscillometric blood pressure: a review for clinicians.

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1
Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA. Electronic address: bsa2347@gmail.com.
2
Welch Allyn, Skaneateles Falls, NY, USA.
3
Sun Tech, Morrisville, NC, USA.

Abstract

Oscillometric devices for the non-invasive estimation of blood pressure (BP) have become the "clinical standard" because of training requirements for determination of BP by auscultation, cost, and the phasing-out/banning of mercury in many states and countries. Analysis of recent publications reveals a lack of understanding of the "meaning" of oscillometric blood pressure (OBP) measurements by authors, journal editors, and clinicians. We were invited to submit a review of OBP methodology written for clinicians. We hope that the material contained herein will clarify how clinicians should interpret OBP values for their patients.

KEYWORDS:

Diastolic blood pressure; mean blood pressure; oscillometric blood pressure measurement; oscillometry; systolic blood pressure

PMID:
25492837
DOI:
10.1016/j.jash.2014.08.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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