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Blood Pressure Monitoring

Elmiloudi M Sarhrani, Thomas B Gilmore, Andre S Lamontagne, Lauren B Harris, Jay S Kellett, Michael P Sweeney, Teresa I Navas, Oleg Vesnovsky, Charles Ho, Luke H Herbertson
OBJECTIVES: Automated oscillometric blood pressure (BP) monitors can be critical health assessment tools if they are accurate and can provide repeatable and reproducible readings. Commercial patient simulators are capable of screening for poorly performing oscillometric BP monitors. A valid screening bench test method to identify unreliable and underperforming BP monitors could advance surveillance of these devices and support regulatory decision making. METHODS: Two simulators were used to characterize a total of 19 legally marketed upper arm, wrist, hospital-grade, and public-use BP monitors...
May 16, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Miguel Ramirez-Jimenez, Valentin Fernandez-Elias, Felix Morales-Palomo, Juan F Ortega, Ricardo Mora-Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: There is a growing tendency for physicians to prescribe exercise in accordance with the 'exercise is medicine' global health initiative. However, the exercise-pharmacologic interactions for controlling blood pressure are not well described. Our purpose was to study whether angiotensin II receptor type 1 blocker (ARB) antihypertensive medicine enhances the blood pressure-lowering effects of intense exercise. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Fifteen hypertensive individuals with metabolic syndrome chronically medicated with ARB underwent two exercise trials in a blind randomized order...
May 15, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Xiao Wang, Jian Qiu, Yufeng Wang, Zechuan Cai, Xiaoxia Lu, Taoping Li
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is common in people with hypertension and cardiac rhythm disorder. The objectives of this study were to determine the effect of short-term continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on blood pressure (BP) and cardiac rhythm in Chinese patients with moderate to severe OSAHS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients in the two hospitals were consecutively enrolled into the prospective study. Ambulatory BP monitoring and Holter monitoring were both performed for 24 h in 214 patients who previously encountered a full night polysomnography...
May 9, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Franck Olivier Ouattara, Mikhael Laskine, Nathalie Ng Cheong, Leora Birnbaum, Robert Wistaff, Michel Bertrand, Paul van Nguyen, Christophe Kolan, Madeleine Durand, Felix Rinfret, Maxime Lamarre-Cliche
CONTEXT: Paper home blood pressure (HBP) charts are commonly brought to physicians at office visits. The precision and accuracy of mental calculations of blood pressure (BP) means are not known. METHODS: A total of 109 hypertensive patients were instructed to measure and record their HBP for 1 week and to bring their paper charts to their office visit. Study section 1: HBP means were calculated electronically and compared to corresponding in-office BP estimates made by physicians...
May 7, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Hakan Caf, Yurdaer Dönmez, Emel Çeliker Güler, Onur Kaypakli, Yahya Kemal İçen, Mevlüt Koç
OBJECTIVE: Morning blood pressure surge (MBPS) and orthostatic hypotension (OH) play a role in the occurrence of cardiovascular events. We aimed to investigate the association between MBPS and OH in hypertensive patients under treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively included 297 patients (mean age: 53.8±10.7 years, male/female: 101/196) with essential hypertension. Tilt table testing was performed for the diagnosis of OH. OH was classified into three groups as initial OH (0-15 s), classical OH (15 s to 3 min), and delayed OH (3-30 min)...
May 7, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Adam R Blanchard, Beth A Taylor, Paul D Thompson, Lindsey K Lepley, C M White, Lauren M Corso, Amanda L Zaleski, Linda S Pescatello
Adverse alterations in the skeletal muscle response to exercise have been noted among adults with hypertension. The influence of resting blood pressure (BP) on muscle strength is unknown. We hypothesized that adults with high BP would exhibit lower muscular strength than adults with normal BP. An isokinetic dynamometer tested 21 measures of isometric and isokinetic muscle strength. BP was measured by auscultation. Patients were categorized into having normal (<120 and <80 mmHg) or high (≥120 and/or ≥80 mmHg) BP...
May 5, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Sercan Okutucu, Mustafa Civelekler, Hakan Aksoy, Begum Yetis Sayin, Ali Oto
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to evaluate the autonomic nervous system by dynamic pupillometry (DP) in normotensive and hypertensive individuals with either a non-dipper-type or a dipper-type circadian rhythm of blood pressure (BP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 80 patients were allocated into four groups: normotensive/dipper (n=23), normotensive/nondipper (n=19), hypertensive/dipper (n=18), and hypertensive/nondipper (n=20). Pupil diameters (R0, R1, R2, and R%): latency (Lc), amplitude (Ac), velocity (Vc), and duration (Tc) of pupil contraction: latency (Ld), velocity (Vd), and duration (Td) of pupil dilatation were measured by DP...
May 5, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Jennifer M Radin, Daniel Neems, Ross Goglia, Khan Siddiqui, Steven R Steinhubl
This study aims to evaluate the relationship between mean outdoor temperature and mean daily blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) among six, large, geographically and climatically diverse US cities. We collected BP and HR data from Higi stations, located in a wide range of neighborhood grocery stores and retail pharmacies, from six US cities (Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Boise, Chicago, and New York City). Outdoor daily temperature data were collected from the National Centers for Environmental Information's database...
April 19, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Bruno A Rodrigues Filho, Rafael F Farias, Wilian Dos Anjos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The sphygmomanometer is a well-known device used widely for blood pressure (BP)measurement in primary cares to diagnose hypertension. It is also vastly used by patients to monitor BP for medication. Deviations in measurement might affect significantly the diagnosis. For example, a hypertensive patient might be diagnosed as normal and consequently not receive proper treatment or a healthy patient might be diagnosed as hypertensive and may receive treatment for a nonexistent disease...
April 19, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Siegfried Wassertheurer, Bernhard Hametner, Christopher C Mayer, Ahmed Hafez, Kazuaki Negishi, Theodore G Papaioannou, Athanase D Protogerou, James E Sharman, Thomas Weber
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that the method of calibration directly influences the association between brachial systolic blood pressure (bSBP) and estimated aortic systolic blood pressure (aSBP) and subsequently affects prognostic and diagnostic differentiation power of the latter. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate associations between different methods of systolic pressure assessment in a large cohort and its comparison with recently published evidence...
March 30, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Katherine Clark, Olivia Snowball, Diane Nzelu, Polly Kay, Nikos A Kametas
OBJECTIVE: The Microlife WatchBP Home automated blood pressure device was assessed for accuracy in pregnant women of medium (<32 cm) and large (≥32 cm) arm circumference. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The British Hypertension Society validation protocol was modified for the purpose of this study to include women with arm circumference of less than 32 cm (N=51) and greater than or equal to 32 cm (N=46) as two separate arms. RESULTS: The device achieved an overall A/A grade for medium arm circumference and B/A grade for large arm circumference...
March 28, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Michael A Weber, Christopher R Chapple, Christian Gratzke, Sender Herschorn, Dudley Robinson, Jeffrey M Frankel, Arwin M Ridder, Matthias Stoelzel, Asha Paireddy, Robert van Maanen, William B White
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to perform a blood pressure (BP) safety evaluation in patients with an overactive bladder receiving solifenacin (an antimuscarinic agent), mirabegron (a β3-adrenoceptor agonist), or both compared with placebo in the SYNERGY trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized to receive solifenacin 5 mg+mirabegron 50 mg (combination 5+50 mg); solifenacin 5 mg+mirabegron 25 mg (combination 5+25 mg); solifenacin 5 mg; mirabegron 50 mg; mirabegron 25 mg; or placebo for a double-blind 12-week treatment period...
March 23, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Zhiyi Xie, Zhenyu Zhang, Yuan Xu, Hua Zhou, Sheng Wu, Zhong Wang
OBJECTIVES: In this prospective observational study, we investigated the variability in radial artery invasive blood pressure associated with arm elevation in patients with different hemodynamic types. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a prospective observational study using data from 73 general anesthesia hepatobiliary postoperative adult patients admitted to an ICU over a 1-year period. A standard procedure was used for the arm elevation test. The value of invasive radial arterial pressure was recorded at baseline, and 30 and 60 s after the arm had been raised from 0° to 90°...
March 22, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Won Kyeong Jeon, Myung-A Kim, Hack-Lyoung Kim, You Jeong Ki, Tae-Min Rhee, Woo-Hyun Lim, Jae-Bin Seo, Sang-Hyun Kim, Joo-Hee Zo
BACKGROUND: Aortic knob width (AKW), which can be measured easily in simple radiography, is associated with the degree of dilatation and tortuosity of the aortic arch. Pulsatile stress influences aortic geometry. This study was carried out to investigate whether AKW can represent invasively measured aortic pulse pressure (APP). METHODS: A total of 252 patients who underwent invasive coronary angiography (ICA) for the evaluation of coronary artery disease were enrolled...
March 21, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Telmo Pereira, João Maldonado
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the interobserver and intraobserver reproducibility, as well as the temporal variability of the new Complior Analyse assessing central arterial hemodynamic parameters through carotid pulse wave analysis (PWA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-seven (60% men) participants, with a mean age of 34.26±16.58 years, were enrolled in a cross-sectional study. All patients were subjected to sequential measures of carotid PWA by two experienced operators...
June 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Danielle C Bentley, Cindy H P Nguyen, Scott G Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Handgrip exercise is an emerging strategy for resting blood pressure (BP) reduction requiring minimal time and exercise effort. However, the research literature is currently limited to handgrip protocol designs predominantly prescribing sustained grip contractions, with little assessment of alternative options. Furthermore, our understanding of the utility of handgrip exercise would be strengthened by an evaluation of the physiological mechanisms driving BP reductions and an assessment of the interindividual response variability...
April 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Anastasios Kollias, Angeliki Ntineri, Konstantinos G Kyriakoulis, Emelina Stambolliu, George S Stergiou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the accuracy of the iHealth oscillometric ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitor in adults according to the American National Standards Institute/Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/International Organization for Standardization (ANSI/AAMI/ISO) 81060-2:2013 standard. METHODS: Adults were recruited to fulfil the age, sex, BP and cuff distribution criteria of the ANSI/AAMI/ISO standard using the same-arm sequential BP measurement method...
April 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Paolo Palatini, Claudio Fania, Federica Gasparotti
The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of the WatchBP Office ABI monitor for office blood pressure measurement over a wide range of arm circumferences using the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 protocol. The device accuracy was tested in 88 participants whose mean±SD age was 54.5±17.6 years, whose arm circumference was 30.6±8.3 cm (range: 15-46 cm), and whose entry blood pressure (BP) was 138.3±23.4 mmHg for systolic and 83.7±14.6 mmHg for diastolic BP. Four cuffs (small, standard, large, and extra-large) suitable for arm circumferences ranging from 14...
April 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Louis Jacob, Florian Seitz, Karel Kostev
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency of blood pressure (BP) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) monitoring in hypertension patients followed in primary care practices in Germany. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included patients who had received at least two hypertension diagnoses (ICD-10: I10) in 2016. The primary outcome of this study was the frequency of BP and eGFR monitoring in patients with hypertension in the year 2016...
April 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Yuki Imaizumi, Kazuo Eguchi, Satoshi Hoshide, Kazuomi Kario
OBJECTIVE: The respiratory system is an important component in the control of the autonomic nervous system, and is a possible factor of blood pressure variability (BPV). We examined whether decreased respiratory function is associated with exaggerated BPV in hypertensives. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a substudy of the Japan Morning Surge-Home Blood Pressure Study and patients who underwent both spirometry and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in the Japan Morning Surge-Home Blood Pressure study were analyzed...
April 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
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