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Blood Pressure Monitoring

Yechiam Ostchega, Jeffery P Hughes, Tatiana Nwankwo, Guangyu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Measuring blood pressure (BP) requires an appropriate BP cuff size given measured mid-arm circumference (mid-AC). OBJECTIVE: To provide mid-AC means and percentiles for US population aged more than 3 years and examine the frequency distribution of mid-AC cuffed by Baum and Welch Allyn cuff systems. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The 2011-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a cross-sectional survey, was used to estimate mean mid-AC (n=24 723)...
September 10, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Kazuomi Kario, Kimiyo Saito, Keiko Sato, Haruna Hamasaki, Hiromi Suwa, Ayako Okura, Satoshi Hoshide
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to validate the UA-1200BLE device using the ISO 81060-2:2013 standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Individuals aged more than 12 years were recruited from among the outpatients and volunteers of Jichi Medical University (Tochigi, Japan). Eighty-five patients were included in the final analyses. Validation was performed using the same-arm sequence protocol as per the ISO 81060-2:2013 standard. RESULTS: The device performed well against the standard; the mean and SD values for the differences between device and observed systolic and diastolic blood pressure values fulfilled both criterion 1 and criterion 2 of the standard (criterion 1: -2...
September 7, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Micah L A Heldeweg, Pedro J F Jorge, Jack J M Ligtenberg, Jan C Ter Maaten, Mark P M Harms
The renewed 2018 syncope guidelines published by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) reiterate that the initial evaluation of syncope should include history taking, physical examination, an electrocardiogram, and orthostatic blood pressure measurements (OBPM). However, the importance of evaluating for orthostatic hypotension (OH) often remains underappreciated in clinical practice. In this study, we examine the initial evaluation of syncope on an ED. We retrospectively reviewed 2 years of consecutive medical records of patients presenting with a syncope to the ED of a university hospital...
August 29, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Emmanuel G Ciolac, José M Rodrigues da Silva, Marcia U de Rezende
The aim of this study was to assess the role of physical activity in blood pressure (BP) in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. We compared 136 participants under treatment for primary knee osteoarthritis (age=67.6±9.6 years) allocated to the sedentary-sedentary, active-sedentary, sedentary-active, and active-active groups depending on their levels of daily physical activity before and after follow-up. Their BP, BMI, and endurance performance (6-min walking test) were compared during 12 months of follow-up...
August 28, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Eduardo C Costa, Teresa C B Dantas, Luiz F Farias-Júnior, Rodrigo A V Browne, Marilia A Correia, Cláudia L M Forjaz, Raphael M Ritti-Dias
This study analyzed the reproducibility of ambulatory blood pressure (BP) after high-intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions. Seventeen normotensive men (23.5±2.4 years) underwent two HIIT and two control sessions separated by 7-10 days. Ambulatory BP monitoring devices were used for 20 h. The intraclass correlation coefficient of BP in the awake and asleep periods ranged from 0.836 to 0.942 in the HIIT (P<0.05) and from 0.777 to 0.974 in the control sessions (P<0.05). The bias, limits of agreement, and pattern of distribution of awake BP were similar between HIIT and control sessions...
August 24, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Keisuke Narita, Kazuo Eguchi, Kazuomi Kario
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the changes of ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) profiles on the same participants over a 19-year follow-up. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: This is a longitudinal study. We conducted 24-h ABP monitoring at baseline in November 1997 and at follow-up in November 2016 for the same participants who were outpatients in a solitary island clinic. To estimate ambulatory blood pressure variability (ABPV), SD, coefficient of variation, and average real variability of ABP were calculated...
July 25, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Katia Mazalovic, François Morlon, Jean-Noël Beis, Pierre-Etienne Duglet, Yves Cottin, Claire Zabawa
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) validity in daily primary healthcare practice in France. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An observational, longitudinal, prospective, multicenter study was performed in the Burgundy region, France. Participants were patients who had been prescribed ABPM by their general practitioner (GP), whatever its indication. ABPM was performed by employees of the healthcare providers group, which is publicly funded...
July 25, 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Ravina Barrett
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October 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Eliott Sprague, Raj S Padwal
OBJECTIVES: Wide-range 'one-size-fits-all' blood pressure (BP) cuffs are commonly sold with home BP monitors. Assessment of the accuracy of these cuffs is important because they do not adhere to the basic principles of proper cuffing. The aim of this systematic review was to review the published validation data evaluating the accuracy of wide-range cuffs. METHODS: Medline (1946-2017) and the Web of Science (2002-2017) were searched for home BP device validation studies carried out according to an established validation protocol and published in English...
October 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Tábata P Facioli, Ada C Gastaldi, Sabrina G V Dutra, Ana C S Felix, Stella V Philbois, Juan C Sánchez-Delgado, Hugo C D Souza
BACKGROUND: Heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) autonomic modulation and baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) are important indexes of cardiovascular homeostasis. However, methodological errors are often observed, such as joint analysis of men and women. Another important aspect is that we still do not know whether cardiorespiratory fitness influences these autonomic parameters in healthy individuals. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate whether sex can affect BRS, autonomic modulation of HR and BP variabilities (HRV and BPV, respectively), as well as the influence of cardiorespiratory fitness on these autonomic parameters...
October 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Lamaan Abbud, Diane Nzelu, Mariam Salaria, Polly Kay, Nikos A Kametas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to validate the Omron HBP-1300 oscillometric blood pressure (BP) device according to the British Hypertension Society validation protocol, in pregnant women of both medium-arm and large-arm circumferences. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: BP was measured sequentially in 72 women of any gestation requiring the use of a large-size (N=36, arm circumference ≥33 cm) or medium-size cuff (N=36, arm circumference <33 cm) alternating between a mercury sphygmomanometer and the Omron HBP-1300 device...
October 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Xiaobin Guo, Yesong Liu, Nan Yang, Ping Liu, Ying Zhu, Xiaoshuang Xia, Wenxia Yu, Chumin Zhao, Lin Wang, Shouling Wu, Xin Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of systolic blood pressure (SBP) with cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality among elderly hypertensive patients in northern China. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 9655 elderly hypertensive patients from Kailuan study were followed up with the incidence of primary outcomes (composite outcomes including myocardial infarction, stroke, and all-cause death) and the incidence of secondary outcomes (stroke, myocardial infarction, and all-cause death)...
October 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Mehmet O Omaygenc, Ibrahim O Karaca, Ersin Ibisoglu, Haci M Günes, Filiz Kizilirmak, Beytullah Cakal, Ekrem Guler, Irfan Barutcu, Bilal Boztosun
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to assess the relationship between radial artery spasm (RAS) and arterial stiffness (AS) measured by the oscillometric method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 123 consecutive patients scheduled for elective coronary angiography in a single default radial center were enrolled for the study. AS [namely, augmentation pressure; augmentation index (AIx); and pulse wave velocity] was assessed using a validated oscillometric device (Mobil-O-Graph NG 24 h PWA)...
October 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
David A Jaques, Hajo Müller, Chantal Martinez, Sophie De Seigneux, Pierre-Yves Martin, Belen Ponte, Patrick Saudan
BACKGROUND: Few studies have assessed the role of 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in adults with nondialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD). We examined the potential determinants of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and mass index (LVMI) in this population. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional study on 69 stage 3b-5 CKD adults who had ABPM and transthoracic echocardiography performed simultaneously. Hypertension (HT) was defined as 24 h blood pressure (BP) of at least 130/80 mmHg...
October 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Lindon M H Wing, Enayet K Chowdhury, Christopher M Reid, Lawrence J Beilin, Mark A Brown
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have shown a stronger relationship between ambulatory blood pressure (ABP), particularly night ABP, and cardiovascular events/mortality than for office blood pressure (OBP). A previous clinical trial (Syst-Eur) showed that pretreatment ABP was only a better predictor of outcome than OBP in placebo-treated participants. The current study in treated elderly hypertensives from the Second Australian National Blood Pressure study (ANBP2) examined whether pretreatment ABP was a better predictor of mortality than OBP over long-term (∼11 years) follow-up...
October 2018: 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...
October 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...
October 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Fernando Grover-Páez, Ernesto G Cardona-Muñoz, David Cardona-Müller, Víctor H Guzmán-Saldívar, Mariana Rodríguez-De la Cerda, Mayra B Jiménez Cázarez, Sylvia E Totsuka-Sutto, Guillermo A Alanis-Sánchez, Carlos G Ramos-Becerra
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August 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Ning Wu, Hongye Zhang
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August 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
Alexander Reshetnik, Markus van der Giet
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August 2018: Blood Pressure Monitoring
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