Interarm blood pressure measurement and the reference-arm assignment variability
Objective The arm with the higher blood pressure (BP) is assigned as the follow up arm for hypertensive patients (reference-arm). We evaluated the reproducibility of this assignment. Methods BP was measured simultaneously on both arms with a double cuff validated device in two visits separated (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Analytical Methods Source Type: research

Effects of doxazosin mesylate versus nifedipine on blood pressure variability in hypertensive patients: a randomized crossover study (SIMILAR)
Objective Blood pressure variability (BPV) is a powerful predictor of end-organ damage, cardiovascular events and mortality independently of the BP level. Calcium channel blockers may offer an advantage over other first-line antihypertensive drugs by preventing increased BPV. But the effect of alpha-receptor blockers on BPV in hypertensive patients is still unclear. Methods In this crossover trial, 36 hypertensive patients were randomly assigned to two groups, receiving doxazosin mesylate gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) (4 mg/day) or nifedipine GITS (30 mg/day) for 12 weeks, followed by a 2-week washout per...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Trials Source Type: research

Urinary catecholamines during stress and ambulatory blood pressure in children born full term but small for gestational age: a pilot study
Conclusion: Masked hypertension is not uncommon in children born small for gestational age. After stress, urinary norepinephrine levels were increased in children born small for gestational age with masked hypertension. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Correlations between invasively measured aortic pressures and left ventricular end-diastolic pressure in patients undergoing coronary angiography
Conclusion Invasively measured aSBP and aPP were independently associated with invasively measured LVEDP in patients undergoing ICA. This result provides additional evidence of a close interaction between central aortic pressure and LV diastolic function in this population. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Association between blood pressure components and the presence of carotid plaque among adults aged 45 years and older: a population-based cross-sectional study in rural China
Objective: Pulse pressure is strongly associated with the early development of large-vessel atherosclerotic disease. However, the relationship between pulse pressure and carotid plaque in China is unknown. Thus, we investigated the associations of pulse pressure and mean arterial pressure with the presence of carotid plaques in a low-income population in rural China. Participants and methods: Residents, aged ≥45 years, without histories of stroke or cardiovascular disease were enrolled. Participant demographics, previous medical histories, and lifestyle information were collected; anthropometric measures, serum pro...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Arterial blood pressure correlates with 90-day mortality in sepsis patients: a retrospective multicenter derivation and validation study using high-frequency continuous data
Conclusion High-frequency arterial blood pressure data of the period and extent of blood pressure depression can be useful in predicting the clinical outcomes of patients with sepsis. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Relation of short-term blood pressure variability to early renal effects in hypertensive patients with controlled blood pressure
Conclusion: Short-term blood pressure variability correlated well with early renal effects in controlled hypertensive patients. Average reading variability of 24-hour systolic blood pressure was the strongest predictor for microalbuminuria in such patients. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Blood pressure measurement in patients with cardiogenic shock: the effect of norepinephrine
Conclusions: Non-invasive BP is a sufficient substitute for invasive measurement in cardiogenic shock patients, with the exception of those receiving very high doses of norepinephrine. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - September 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Evaluation of Meditech ABPM-06 ambulatory blood pressure measuring device, according to the European Society of Hypertension, the British Hypertension Society and the International Organization for Standardization Protocol
Conclusion: The Meditech ABPM-06 blood pressure measure device met the requirements specified by the British Hypertension Society, the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol and the AAMI, and therefore was considered acceptable to clinical use with a Grade of A/A. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Validation of the HL868ED upper-arm blood pressure monitor for clinical use and self-measurement according to the British Hypertension Society Protocol
Conclusion: The Health & Life automated upper-arm blood pressure monitor HL868ED has passed the requirements of the British Hypertension Society Protocol, and hence can be recommended for blood pressure measurement in adults. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Does the duration of ambulatory blood pressure measurement matter in diagnosing arterial hypertension in children?
Conclusions Within certain limits, the results of our study suggest that 48-hour ABPM is more reliable than 24-hour ABPM, where especially the second 24 hours are a period of measurement that should be taken into consideration for this purpose. These results could impact the diagnostics of AH in children. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Analytical Methods Source Type: research

Home blood pressure in pregnancy–the upper reference limit
Conclusion: In late pregnancy, the upper home blood pressure reference limit in a population of healthy women was 123/78 mmHg. This value questions the generally proposed level of 135/85 mmHg to define white coat hypertension in pregnancy. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Analytical Methods Source Type: research

Dry-weight reduction improves intradialytic hypertension only in patients with high predialytic blood pressure
Background The aim of this study was to investigate whether additional volume reduction by ultrafiltration can improve blood pressure in patients with intradialytic hypertension (IDH) defined as at least 10 mmHg systolic blood pressure (SBP) rise during hemodialysis. Patients and methods This prospective, open-label, single-center study included 11 IDH patients with normal predialytic blood pressure (BP) (group A), 11 IDH patients with high predialytic BP (group B), and 18 patients without IDH as control. Serum angiotensin-II, aldosterone (ALD), angiotensin-converting enzyme, endothelin-1, nitric oxide, and asymmetric...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Prognostic value of average real variability of systolic blood pressure in elderly treated hypertensive patients
Conclusions: In elderly treated hypertensive patients, high average real variability of 24-hour systolic blood pressure is associated with higher cardiovascular risk independently of other risk markers, average 24-hour systolic blood pressure and circadian blood pressure changes. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Comparison of routine and automated office blood pressure measurement
Conclusions Misclassifications of patient blood pressure control status and the wide variability between routine blood pressure and automated office blood pressure support the wider clinical implementation of automated office blood pressure to improve standardization, minimize incorrect blood pressure measurement and avoid over-treatment. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

The characteristics of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and its relationship with cardiovascular target organ damage in Chinese Han patients with concomitant type 2 diabetes and hypertension
Conclusion: In the Chinese Han population, patients with concomitant type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension showed a remarkably high prevalence of non-dipper blood pressure patterns. Abnormal systolic blood pressure level and hyperglycemia were significantly associated with a non-dipper blood pressure pattern. Non-dipper blood pressure pattern, hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia were closely related to left ventricular hypertrophy and carotid atherosclerosis. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Validation protocols for blood pressure measuring devices: the impact of the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol and the development of a Universal Standard
In the last three decades protocols for the validation of blood pressure measuring devices have been developed by the US Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, the British Hypertension Society, the German Hypertension League, the European Society of Hypertension Working Group on blood pressure Monitoring and the International Organization for Standardization. The European Society of Hypertension International Protocol required much smaller sample size than the other protocols, aiming to reduce the time, resources and cost of validation studies and thereby increase the number of validated devices. Given...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Editorial Commentaries Source Type: research

Future use of the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol for validation of automated sphygmomanometers
No abstract available (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - July 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Editorial Commentaries Source Type: research

Noninvasive continuous blood pressure monitoring using microelectromechanical system technology
Conclusion Continuous noninvasive arterial monitoring with a pressure sensor diaphragm using microelectromechanical system technology is a possible alternative to conventional invasive arterial pressure monitoring by an arterial catheter. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - April 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Validation of the Hingmed WBP-02A device for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010
The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of the Hingmed WBP-02A device for ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH-IP). Device evaluation was carried out in 33 patients. The mean age was 69.8±13.8 years, the mean systolic BP was 137.6±27.0 mmHg (range: 96–172), the mean diastolic BP was 86.7±20.1 mmHg (range: 48–124) and the mean arm circumference was 30.1±6.2 cm (range: 20–43). The protocol requirements were followed precisely. Four different cuffs, smal...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - April 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Validation of an automatic device for the self-measurement of blood pressure in sitting and supine positions according to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO81060-2: 2013 guidelines: the Omron HEM-9700T
Conclusion The Omron HEM-9700T fulfilled the validation criteria of the ANSI/AAMI/ISO81060-2:2013 guidelines for both the sitting and supine positions. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - April 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Validation of finger blood pressure monitoring in children
Conclusion Middle finger arterial measurements with waveform reconstruction provide an acceptable surrogate for invasive intra-arterial recording in children. Finger blood pressure monitoring is a novel comfortable, convenient and accurate alternative approach for noninvasive beat-to-beat blood pressure monitoring in children. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - April 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Analytical Methods Source Type: research

Calibration of blood pressure measurements in the Jackson Heart Study
Conclusions The JHS BP data have been calibrated using the above equations for use in future analyses. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - April 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Analytical Methods Source Type: research

Screening for hypertension: an elevated office blood pressure measurement is valuable, adding an automated one is even better
Conclusion In a walk-in clinic, an elevated OBP is a useful screening tool due its ability to recognize nearly one in two patients as actually hypertensive. Adding an AOBP makes it possible to specify what course of action to take. This ultimately results in better targeting of patients for an ABPM referral. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - April 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research

Early prognostic value of nocturnal blood pressure: a single-centre experience
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is now considered by current guidelines to be a reliable method of measurement for the diagnosis and assessment of hypertension. The aim of this study was to relate the short-term outcomes, comorbidity and ABPM findings determined from evaluating an everyday clinical cohort of hypertensive patients. A prospective study was carried out that included hypertensive patients who had undergone 24-h ABPM from January 2016 to November 2017. The following parameters were recorded in the database: age, sex, current antihypertensive treatment and documented history of comorbidities. New epi...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - April 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research

Assessment of vascular inflammation and subclinical nephropathy in exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise test
Objectives Exaggerated blood pressure response (EBPR) to exercise tests is an additional cardiovascular risk factor and predictor of future development of hypertension. However, there are conflicting data on the diagnostic threshold of EBPR and its clinical importance in kidney disease. The aim of this study was to investigate vascular inflammation and subclinical nephropathy in otherwise healthy volunteers with EBPR. Patients and methods The study included 170 middle-aged, healthy volunteers (mean age: 43.3±6.9; range: 35–65 years: 100 men and 70 women). Participants performed a treadmill exercise test u...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - April 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research

Left ventricular hypertrophy in middle-aged endurance athletes: is it blood pressure related?
Both regular physical activity and hypertension may be related to increased myocardial thickness, but the interplay between these two factors in causing cardiac remodeling in athletes is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to analyze the relation between resting and peak exercise blood pressure (BP) and myocardial hypertrophy in healthy middle-aged amateur endurance athletes. The study included 30 male, long-term athletes (mean age 40.9±6.6 years) who underwent resting BP assessment, cardiopulmonary exercise testing with peak exercise BP measurement, and cardiac magnetic resonance. We found that inte...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - April 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research

Twenty-four hour ambulatory blood pressure reference values in Africans
Conclusion Pending authentication in prospective outcome-based studies, these values might be considered preliminary thresholds to diagnose hypertension in individuals of African descent. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - April 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research

Validation of noninvasive oscillometric blood pressure 2020 up pressure upper arm blood pressure monitoring technology according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010
To validate noninvasive oscillometric blood pressure (NIBP) 2020 up pressure (UP) upper arm blood pressure (BP) monitoring technology according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010 (ESH-IP revision 2010). According to the protocol, 33 participants were included. NIBP2020 UP technology was integrated into the BP+ host device, and common upper arm cuffs were used. The study included patients from ambulatory Hypertension Units. The validation procedure was performed exactly as required by ESH-IP revision 2010. Overall, 57.6% of the study population was female. Mean age was 45.5±1...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

How to interpret 24-h arterial stiffness markers: comparison of 24-h ambulatory Mobil-O-Graph with SphygmoCor office values
The objective of this study was to compare 24-h mean values of arterial stiffness parameters obtained using 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring device (Mobil-O-Graph) against a validated single-measure tonometric system (SphygmoCor). Materials and methods We measured brachial and central arterial pressure, augmentation index (AIx), and carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) using SphygmoCor device in 82 high and very high cardiovascular risk patients. The Mobil-O-Graph device for the 24-h blood pressure and arterial stiffness parameter monitoring was used on the same day and started within 2 h after...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Validation of the Welch Allyn Home blood pressure monitor with professional SureBP algorithm with a special feature of accuracy during involuntary (tremor) patient movement
Conclusion The Welch Allyn Home BP monitor is accurate in the presence of involuntary patient motion (tremor). Clinicians can have a high level of confidence in the use of a self-measurement device, which operates using the same algorithm as contained in the ‘professional grade’ family of devices. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Comparability of oscillometric to simultaneous auscultatory blood pressure measurement in children
Objective Uncertainty exists regarding the accuracy of automated blood pressure (BP) measurement in children. We recorded oscillometric waveforms in children, derived oscillometric BPs using two standard algorithms, and compared the results to simultaneous auscultation. Patients and methods Twenty children aged 2–12 years were recruited from a tertiary-care Pediatric Nephrology Clinic. Sex, height, weight, arm circumference, history of hypertension, and clinic BP were recorded. Two, simultaneously measured, oscillometric and auscultatory BP readings were obtained 30–60 s apart. The first reading was...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Analytical and Statistical Methods Source Type: research

A lower blood pressure threshold to define hypertension: the effect on prevalence, control rate, and constituent ratio of systolic and/or diastolic hypertension
This study included 1185 adult participants, who received blood pressure (BP) measurements for 3 days over a 7-day period. At each visit, the BP was measured three times and the average was used as the final value. The criteria of hypertension were if the participant had received treatment with antihypertensive drugs for at least 2 weeks, or SBP/DBP of at least 140/90 mmHg (old criteria) or at least 130/80 mmHg (new criteria) for the untreated participants. The diagnosis of hypertension was made on the basis of first-day BP values (epidemiological method) or the average of the 3-day BP values (clinical method...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Analytical and Statistical Methods Source Type: research

Does norepinephrine infusion dose influence the femoral-to-radial mean arterial blood pressure gradient in patients with sepsis and septic shock?
The aim of our study is to determine whether there is a clinically important difference between the femoral and the radial site of blood pressure measurements, and to identify whether the vasoactive infusion dose influences the femoral-to-radial mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) gradient. We included 71 patients with sepsis and septic shock, with no comorbidities that may influence the hemodynamic parameters. Simultaneous measurements were registered at the femoral and radial arteries. The agreement between the two sites of recording was tested in the no-norepinephrine, low-norepinephrine, and high-norepinephrine groups, ...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Increased blood pressure variability following acute stroke is associated with poor long-term outcomes: a systematic review
Conclusion Methodological heterogeneity is frequently observed in studies, primarily because of incomplete study reporting. However, increased BPV is associated with adverse long-term outcomes. There is a need for prospective studies investigating BPV post-AIS to report full methodologies according to standardized criteria. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Long-term cardiovascular risk of white-coat hypertension with normal night-time blood pressure values
Conclusion In patients with WCHT defined by normal daytime and NBP values, the risk of CV events was significantly lower than that of SHT and similar to that of NT patients, suggesting that NBP should be included in the WCHT definition and in its prognostic stratification. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

C-reactive protein and blood pressure variability in type 2 hypertensive diabetic patients
Conclusion In patients with diabetes and hypertension, higher CRP levels are linked to cardiometabolic derangements, although they are not associated with increased BP variability. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Toe systolic pressures and toe-brachial indices: uses, abuses, and shades of gray
This article commences with arguments that toe systolic pressure (TSP) should be used as a means of diagnosing low blood pressure in relation to the prospect of wound nonhealing and amputation risk, that the toe-brachial index (TBI) should be used as a means of screening for peripheral artery disease, and that those specific uses for TSPs and TBIs should not be confused with each other. Problems associated with measurement of TSPs and TBIs are described, an attempt is made to establish abnormal threshold values for each, and tables are presented as aids to decision making while also indicating the need to take uncertaintie...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Accurate blood pressure during patient arm movement: the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor’s SureBP algorithm
Conclusion This study represents a proposal for an automated BP device assessment in the presence of patient-induced motion. The CSM device, which uses an inflation-based algorithm, routinely produced BP values that closely matched auscultatory values bracketed immediately before and after the motion-associated cycle. The CSM should be of significant clinical value in populations in whom resting ‘still’ readings are not usually feasible, such as pediatric and geriatric patients, and patients in pain from injury or illness. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - January 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Validation of the TM-2441 ambulatory blood pressure measurement device according to the ISO 81060-2: 2013 standard
Conclusion The TM-2441 ABPM device was accurate and fulfilled all ISO 81060-2:2013 standard requirements for ABPM determination in adults. It is therefore suitable for use for ABPM in adults with hypertension. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - January 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Accuracy of oscillometric blood pressure algorithms in healthy adults and in adults with cardiovascular risk factors
Conclusion In both healthy adults and in those with cardiovascular risk factors, the fixed-ratio technique performed better than the slope-based algorithm. High between-group variability indicates that subject-specific algorithms may be needed. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - January 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Validation of the single-cuff oscillometric blood pressure monitor InBody BPBIO320 for public use according to the 2010 European Society of Hypertension International Protocol
Conclusion The InBody BPBIO320 device fulfilled the requirements of the ESH-IP validation protocol and can be recommended for clinical use in adults. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - January 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Comparison between invasive and noninvasive blood pressure measurements in critically ill patients receiving inotropes
Conclusion Noninvasive BP measurement using an oscilllometric monitor (Philips Intellivue MP-60) is not a reliable alternative to invasive intra-arterial measurement in patients receiving inotropes. The observed difference increased with the number of inotropes that the patient was receiving. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - January 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Studies and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Blood pressure measurements in research: suitability of auscultatory, beat-to-beat, and ambulatory blood pressure measurements
The objective of this study was to validate the accuracy of beat-to-beat measurements with those taken with an aneroid sphygmomanometer by auscultatory method. A secondary aim was to explore differences between auscultatory and beat-to-beat blood pressure (BP) with daytime ambulatory BP measurements. Participants and methods A total of 46 participants, comprising 21 males, aged 47±13 years, height 171±8.5 cm and weight 82±16.8 kg attended the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at the University of New England (Armidale, New South Wales, Australia). During the visit, participants had their ...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - January 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Studies and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring tolerability and blood pressure status in adolescents: the SHIP AHOY study
Conclusion Poor tolerability to ABPM is associated with a higher prevalence of ambulatory HTN in adolescents, and should be taken into consideration at time of ABPM interpretation. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - January 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Studies and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Predictive value of achieved blood pressure for cardiac events in the long-term follow-up of heart transplant recipients
Background A low diastolic blood pressure (DBP) is associated with increased cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease or chronic kidney disease. Aim The aim of this study was to assess the association of blood pressure with cardiac events during the long-term follow-up of heart transplant recipients. Patients and methods In this prospective cohort study, we performed ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and home blood pressure monitoring in 76 transplant heart recipients 13.5±6.6 years after transplantation. The patients were followed for 54±17 months after blood pressure monitor...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - January 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Studies and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Carotid pulse wave analysis: left or right, does it matter?
Conclusion PWA provides similar measures of central blood pressure, whether measured over the right or the left carotid arteries, even though the morphological features of the pulse waves showed moderate agreement. The advantages of PWA over each arterial territory and the requirements that should mediate the choice of one of the both sides require further investigation. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - January 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Studies and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Development and evaluation of a home nocturnal blood pressure monitoring system using a wrist-cuff device
Objective The conventional nocturnal blood pressure monitoring (NBPM) systems can disturb sleep and lead to false measurements. The present study compared the validity and acceptability of a newly developed wrist-cuff system with that of the conventional upper arm-cuff system for NBPM. Participants and methods Home blood pressure (BP) and pulse rate (PR) were measured in hypertensive patients (n=57) every 30 min at night using a wrist-cuff system and at 2 am (fixed time) and 4 h after going to bed (flexible time) using an upper arm-cuff system. The nocturnal BPs with the wrist-cuff system at 2&thi...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Validation of the Welch Allyn Pro BP 2000, a professional-grade inflation-based automated sphygmomanometer with arrhythmia detection in a combined pediatric and adult population by ANSI/AAMI/ISO standard testing
Conclusion The Pro BP 2000 uses an accurate inflationary algorithm. The time for each inflation/deflation cycle is short, thus improving patient comfort. There is also arrhythmia detection to caution the use of BP values obtained during irregular heart rhythms. The algorithm for the professional-grade Pro BP 2000 is also contained in the Home BP 1700, targeted for home use. This encourages out-of-office self-measurement. The healthcare professional can be confident that the values obtained at different sites are comparable. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research

Validation of the A&D BP UA-1200BLE device for home blood pressure measurement according to the ISO 81060-2: 2013 standard
Conclusion The UA-1200BLE device had a high level of accuracy and fulfilled all ISO 81060-2:2013 standard requirements in adults with a wide range of arm circumference measurements. It is therefore suitable as a wireless blood pressure monitoring tool in patients with hypertension. (Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring)
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Devices and Technology Source Type: research