HOW TO TAKE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE & PULSE INSTRUCTIONS: There are two important vital statistics that doctors use to assess the immediate health of your heart: blood pressure and pulse.
146.9 mmHg) were significantly greater than the readings of CMAJ • February 26, 2008 • 178(5) 558877 Table 2: Mean blood pressure readings for 376 patients and mean differences between first and second readings Blood pressure, mm Hg, mean (SD)* Measure
RESULTS: Smaller cuffs gave significantly higher blood pressure readings. With the larger cuff there were significant mean decreases. The differences were independent of the blood pressure level obtained with the recommended cuff.
If three blood pressure readings have been obtained or you have used all five inflations and have at least one BP reading, go to ZA10; otherwise go to ZA8d.
A study by Prineas and Jacobs evaluated the differences between blood pressure readings obtained with the bell of the stethoscope and those obtained with the diaphragm. 17 The results of the study showed that when the bell of the stethoscope was placed over the brachial artery, a higher systolic and ...
Fonseca-Reyes S, Garcia de Alba-Garcia J, Parra-Carrillo JZ, et al. Effect of standard cuff on blood pressure readings in patients with obese arms.
Methods Design This research is a non-experimental group comparison study of blood pressure readings. Sample The convenience sample consisted of male and female students who were students at a small private liberal arts college in a metropolitan area.
All readings were taken in a standard medical office with only the subject and experimenter present. ... EFFECTS OF TALKING ON BLOOD PRESSURE psychological conditions prior to shifts in blood pressure.
Bovet P, et al: Systematic difference between blood pressure readings caused by cuff type. Hypertension 1994; 24:786-792. 11. Alpert BS: Cuff width and accuracy of measurement of blood pressure.
ABPM can be used to confirm the presence of white-coat hypertension for individuals with persistent office hypertension but normal blood pressure readings in the ambulatory setting.