Colleague’s E-mail is Invalid. Your message has been successfully sent to your colleague. Save my selection. Stojanovic, M. The increasing number of obese people presents a very serious clinical challenge to doctors being faced with the inaccurate measuring blood pressure BP in patients with very large arms. Studies comparing forearm and upper-arm cuff occlusion have given conflicting results. It is likely that higher BP readings are obtained with forearm measurement.
Arch Exp Pathol Pharmakol. Blood pressure measurement error: its effect on cross-sectional and trend analyses. Figure 3. Lack of back support and crossed legs increase blood pressure. Graves JW. Prehosp Emerg Care. From Riva-Rocci, Recklinghausen and Korotkoff to nowadays: the challenge of blood pressure accuracy. N Engl J Med.
References 1. Many people need a large-sized cuff, Dr. They go on to say that this is also acceptable in order to measure systolic blood pressure with an automated oscillometric monitor. Her case illustrates potential patient care problems ensuing from poor office blood pressure measuring technique. Graves JW. That’s why you and everyone nearby should be silent to ensure an accurate measurement. Figure 1 illustrates the proper technique for obtaining a sitting blood pressure. Reference Manager. Blood pressure determination by traditionally trained personnel is less reliable and tends to underestimate the severity of moderate to severe hypertension.