1,358 results match your criteria Blood Pressure Monitoring[Journal]


Validation of the Beneware model ABP-021 ambulatory blood pressure monitor according to the revised 2010 European Society of hypertension international protocol.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Jun 11. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

Unilabs, Oporto, Portugal.

Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the Beneware model ABP-021 oscillometric blood pressure monitor in the general population according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP). The accuracy of the device was assessed in relation to various clinical variables, including age, sex, BMI, and arm circumference.

Methods: Thirty-three individuals (18 men and 15 women), with a mean age of 36±14 years (age range: 20-68 years), were studied according to the recommendations of the ESH-IP. Read More

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June 2018
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Night-time ambulatory blood pressure is the best pretreatment blood pressure predictor of 11-year mortality in treated older hypertensives.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Jun 2. Epub 2018 Jun 2.

Department of Renal Medicine, St. George Hospital, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia.

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. Read More

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Use of patient simulators to characterize the repeatability and reproducibility of automated oscillometric blood pressure monitors.

Blood Press Monit 2018 May 16. Epub 2018 May 16.

Center for Devices and Radiological Health, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

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. Read More

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Intense aerobic exercise lowers blood pressure in individuals with metabolic syndrome taking antihypertensive medicine.

Blood Press Monit 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.

Exercise Physiology Lab at Toledo, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo.

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. Read More

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Beneficial response of blood pressure to short-term continuous positive airway pressure in Chinese patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome.

Blood Press Monit 2018 May 9. Epub 2018 May 9.

Department of Sleep Medicine Center, NanFang Hospital, Southern Medical University.

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. Read More

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May 2018
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The influence of resting blood pressure on muscle strength in healthy adults.

Blood Press Monit 2018 May 5. Epub 2018 May 5.

Department of Kinesiology.

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. Read More

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May 2018
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Assessment of pupillary autonomic functions by dynamic pupillometry in different circadian arterial blood pressure patterns.

Blood Press Monit 2018 May 5. Epub 2018 May 5.

Department of Cardiology, Memorial Ankara Hospital.

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. Read More

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Diagnostic precision of mentally estimated home blood pressure means.

Blood Press Monit 2018 May 7. Epub 2018 May 7.

Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal (IRCM).

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. Read More

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Morning blood pressure surge is associated independently with orthostatic hypotension in hypertensive patients under treatment.

Blood Press Monit 2018 05 7. Epub 2018 May 7.

Department of Cardiology, University of Health Sciences, Adana City Research Hospital, Adana.

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. Read More

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Inverse correlation between daily outdoor temperature and blood pressure in six US cities.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Jun;23(3):148-152

Digital Medicine Department, Scripps Translational Science Institute, The Scripps Research Institutes, La Jolla, California.

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. Read More

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June 2018
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Evaluating the impact of measurement uncertainty in blood pressure measurement on hypertension diagnosis.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Jun;23(3):141-147

Department of Scientific and Industrial Metrology, Weights and Measures Institute of São Paulo - IPEM-SP, São Paulo, Brazil.

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. Read More

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June 2018
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Aortic systolic pressure derived with different calibration methods: associations to brachial systolic pressure in the general population.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Jun;23(3):134-140

Department of Cardiology, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, Wels, Austria.

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.

Participants And Methods: During a public health campaign, cardiovascular hemodynamic data were assessed using a validated oscillometric device in a pharmacy setting. Read More

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June 2018
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Validation of the Microlife WatchBP Home blood pressure device in pregnancy for medium and large arm circumferences.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Jun;23(3):171-174

Antenatal Hypertension Clinic.

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. Read More

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June 2018
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A strategy utilizing ambulatory monitoring and home and clinic blood pressure measurements to optimize the safety evaluation of noncardiovascular drugs with potential for hemodynamic effects: a report from the SYNERGY trial.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Jun;23(3):153-163

Calhoun Cardiology Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA.

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. Systolic BP, diastolic BP, and heart rate were measured by ambulatory BP monitoring, and in the clinic or home. Read More

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June 2018
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Effects of arm elevation on radial artery pressure: a new method to distinguish hypovolemic shock and septic shock from hypotension.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Jun;23(3):127-133

General Medicine, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, School of Clinical Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

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. Read More

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June 2018
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Association between aortic knob width and invasively measured aortic pulse pressure.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Jun;23(3):121-126

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). Read More

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June 2018
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Pulse wave analysis reproducibility with the Complior Analyse device: a methodological study.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Jun;23(3):164-170

Institute of Cardiovascular Research, Coimbra, Portugal.

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. Read More

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June 2018
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High-intensity handgrip training lowers blood pressure and increases heart rate complexity among postmenopausal women: a pilot study.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Apr;23(2):71-78

Departments of Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

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. Read More

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April 2018
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Validation of the iHealth ambulatory blood pressure monitor in adults according to the American National Standards Institute/Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/International Organization for Standardization standard.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Apr;23(2):115-116

Third Department of Medicines, School of Medicine, Hypertension Center STRIDE-7, Sotiria Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athen, Athens, Greece.

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. Two cuffs of the test device were used for arm circumferences 22-34 and 30-42 cm. Read More

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April 2018
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Accuracy of the WatchBP office ABI device for office blood pressure measurement over a wide range of arm sizes.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Apr;23(2):117-119

Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Padua, Italy.

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. Read More

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April 2018
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Frequency of blood pressure and estimated glomerular filtration rate monitoring in patients affected by hypertension: a retrospective study with 176 565 patients in Germany.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Apr;23(2):85-90

Department of Epidemiology, QuintilesIMS, Frankfurt, Germany.

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. Read More

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April 2018
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Discerning the relationship between left ventricular geometry, high-sensitivity troponin T, and nondipper hypertension.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Feb;23(1):12-18

Department of Cardiology, Adiyaman Training and Research Hospital, Adiyaman.

Introduction: Hypertension can cause anatomic changes in the left ventricle, generally leading to abnormal geometry. High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) values have been shown to be positively correlated with left ventricular hypertrophy in hypertensive patients. The current study investigated the diagnostic value of hs-cTnT in patient with nondipper hypertension (NDH) as well as determined the correlation between left ventricular geometric patterns and hs-cTnT values in hypertensive patients. Read More

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February 2018
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Association between decreased respiratory function and increased blood pressure variability.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Apr;23(2):79-84

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine, Jichi Medical University, Shimotsuke, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

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. Read More

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April 2018
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Accuracy of oscillometric blood pressure measurement in atrial fibrillation.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Apr;23(2):59-63

Internal Medicine.

Objective: The primary aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of automated oscillometry (AO) in outpatients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The secondary aim was to explore whether AO accuracy is influenced by beat-to-beat blood pressure (BP) variability or heart frequency (HF).

Methods: Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were measured by AO and beat-to-beat BP using a validated Volume Clamp Method (VCM) technique. Read More

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April 2018
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Evaluating different criteria for defining a complete ambulatory blood pressure monitoring recording: data from the Jackson Heart Study.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Apr;23(2):103-111

Department of Epidemiology.

Objective: We determined differences in the prevalence of blood pressure (BP) phenotypes and the association of these phenotypes with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) for individuals who fulfilled and did not fulfill various criteria used for defining a complete ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) recording.

Methods: We analyzed data for 1141 participants from the Jackson Heart Study. Criteria evaluated included having greater than or equal to 80% of planned readings with more than or equal to one reading per hour (Spanish ABPM Registry criteria), more than or equal to 70% of planned readings with a minimum of 20 daytime and seven nighttime readings (2013 European Society of Hypertension criteria), greater than or equal to 14 daytime and greater than or equal to seven nighttime readings (2003 European Society of Hypertension criteria), more than or equal to 10 daytime and more than or equal to 5 nighttime readings (International Database of Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Relation to Cardiovascular Outcome criteria), and greater than or equal to 14 daytime readings (UK National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence criteria). Read More

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April 2018
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Effects of triple combination therapy with azilsartan/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide on office/home blood pressure: a randomized-controlled trial in Japanese essential hypertensive patients.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Apr;23(2):91-102

Takeda Development Center Japan, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Osaka, Japan.

Objective: The efficacy and safety of triple therapy with azilsartan (AZI), amlodipine besylate (AML), and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) compared with dual therapy with AZI/AML or HCTZ monotherapy were evaluated in Japanese essential hypertensive patients in a double-blinded manner.

Patients And Methods: A total of 353 patients with office blood pressure (BP) of at least 150/95 mmHg were randomized to a 10-week treatment with AZI/AML/HCTZ 20/5/12.5 mg, AZI/AML/HCTZ 20/5/6. Read More

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April 2018
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Validation of the professional device for blood pressure measurement Microlife WatchBP Office in adults and children according to the American National Standards Institute/Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/International Organization for Standardization standard.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Apr;23(2):112-114

Hypertension Center STRIDE-7, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Third Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Objective: To assess the accuracy of the professional oscillometric blood pressure (BP) monitor Microlife WatchBP Office in adults and children 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 and children (aged 3-12 years) 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. Three cuffs of the test device were used for arm circumferences of 14-22, 22-32 and 32-42 cm. Read More

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April 2018
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Immediate and 24-h blood pressure-lowering effects of arm crank exercise in patients with traumatic lower-limb amputation: a randomized cross-over study.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Apr;23(2):64-70

Research Unit for Cardiovascular and Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais.

Aim: This study aimed to investigate the clinic and 24-h postexercise hypotension (PEH) after a moderate-intensity arm crank exercise session in individuals with traumatic lower-limb amputation.

Participants And Methods: Nine men (46±17 years) with unilateral traumatic lower-limb amputation participated in two experimental sessions conducted randomly: an aerobic exercise (EXE: arm crank ergometer, 30 min) or a control session (CON: participants remained seated on the cycle ergometer, 30 min). Clinic and 24-h systolic, diastolic, and mean blood pressure (BP) response were measured after both sessions. Read More

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April 2018
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Blood pressure monitoring: theory and practice. European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring and Cardiovascular Variability Teaching Course Proceedings.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Feb;23(1):1-8

Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca.

The European Society of Hypertension (ESH) Working Group on Blood Pressure (BP) Monitoring and Cardiovascular Variability organized a Teaching Course on 'Blood Pressure Monitoring: Theory and Practice' during the 2017 ESH Meeting in Milan, Italy. This course performed by 11 international BP monitoring experts covered key topics of BP monitoring, including office BP measurement, ambulatory BP monitoring, home BP monitoring, ambulatory versus home BP, white-coat and masked hypertension, cuff use, and BP variability. This article presents a summary of the proceedings of the ESH BP Monitoring Teaching Course, including essential information, practical issues, and recommendations on the clinical application of BP monitoring methods, aiming to the optimal management of patients with suspected or diagnosed hypertension. Read More

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February 2018
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Validation of the Microlife BP A3 PC upper arm blood pressure monitor in patients with diabetes mellitus according to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2: 2013 protocol.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Feb;23(1):52-57

Institute for Pharmacology and Preventive Medicine, Cloppenburg.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to validate the blood pressure (BP) measurement device, Microlife BP A3 PC, in patients with diabetes mellitus, according to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 protocol.

Patients And Methods: In 85 individuals aged 56-88 years, with predefined criteria for diabetes mellitus, BP measurements on the upper arm were performed alternately using the Microlife BP A3 PC and a standard mercury reference sphygmomanometer. A total of 333 comparisons were included for analysis. Read More

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February 2018
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Agreement analysis of oscillometric devices in the measure of resting heart rate in breast cancer survivors.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Feb;23(1):33-36

Department of Physical Education, School of Technology and Sciences, School of Technology and Sciences, São Paulo State University (UNESP), São Paulo, Brazil.

Objective: The aim of this study was to verify the reproducibility of an oscillometric device in the measurement of resting heart rate (RHR) in breast cancer survivors.

Methods: This study included 85 breast cancer survivors with a mean age of 58.87±10. Read More

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February 2018
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Study of the disparity of noninvasive and invasive blood pressure measured by the Philips Intellivue MP50 monitor in surgeries inducing gall cardiac reflex under general anesthesia.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Feb;23(1):19-23

Department of Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing Province.

Objective: The aim of the present study was to comprehensively compare noninvasive and invasive blood pressure (BP) measured by the Philips Intellivue MP50 monitor in surgeries that may induce gall cardiac reflex under general anesthesia.

Participants And Methods: Seventy-eight patients undergoing cholecyst or bile duct operations under general anesthesia were enrolled in our study. Both invasive (intraradial, femoral, or dorsalis pedis artery) and noninvasive (oscillometric) BP were monitored by the Philips Intellivue MP50 monitor simultaneously. Read More

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February 2018
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Response to 'Regarding: validation of the Omron HEM-9210T by the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2 with two novel cuffs: wide-range and extra-large'.

Authors:
Bruce S Alpert

Blood Press Monit 2017 12;22(6):379-380

Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Retired), Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

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December 2017
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Validation of the Omron HEM-9210T by the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2 with two novel cuffs: wide range and extra-large.

Authors:
Raj S Padwal

Blood Press Monit 2017 12;22(6):379

Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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December 2017
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Validation of a new piezoelectric device for noninvasive measurement of central aortic systolic blood pressure.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Feb;23(1):49-51

Hypertension Section, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the aortic piezoelectric device for noninvasive measurement of central aortic systolic blood pressure (cSBP) with the SphygmoCor.

Participants And Methods: A total of 85 participants from both sexes, aged 18-80 years, were stratified into three age groups (<30, 30-60, >60 years), with an equal number of healthy volunteers and hypertensive patients. We performed three cSBP measurements with each device, in an alternate manner, using the Bland-Altman method to determine the level of agreement. Read More

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February 2018
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Office blood pressure measurement alone often misclassifies treatment status in children with primary hypertension.

Blood Press Monit 2017 Dec;22(6):328-332

Department of Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Houston, Texas, USA.

Objective: Clinicians frequently rely on office blood pressure (BP) measurements alone to assess hypertension control, despite widespread acceptance of 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) as the reference standard in the initial diagnosis of hypertension. This study was designed to investigate how often the hypertensive status differed between concurrent office BP versus ABPM measurements, and whether any patient-specific characteristics predict the risk for misclassification by office BP.

Participants And Methods: This study evaluated 42 children with primary hypertension who underwent repeated ambulatory monitoring (190 total recordings) with concurrent office BP measurement as part of their participation in n-of-1 trials. Read More

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December 2017
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Homocysteine, visceral adiposity-related novel cardiometabolic risk factors, and exaggerated blood pressure response to the exercise treadmill test.

Blood Press Monit 2017 Dec;22(6):333-338

aDepartment of Cardiology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital bDepartment of Cardiology, Acibadem Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: Exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise is a risk factor for the development of future hypertension. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association between homocysteine, epicardial fat thickness, nonalcoholic hepatic steatosis, and exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise.

Participants And Methods: We included 44 normotensive and 40 patients with exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise who have normal resting blood pressure and without a previous diagnosis of hypertension. Read More

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December 2017
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Validation of the AVITA BPM64 upper-arm blood pressure monitor for home blood pressure monitoring according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Feb;23(1):45-48

Centre for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials, The Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Department of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the automated oscillometric upper arm blood pressure (BP) monitor AVITA BPM64 for home BP monitoring according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension revision 2010.

Methods: Systolic and diastolic BPs were measured sequentially in 33 adult Chinese (14 women, mean age 47.0 years) using a mercury sphygmomanometer (two observers) and the AVITA BPM64 device (one supervisor). Read More

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February 2018
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Exaggerated blood pressure response to exercise and late-onset hypertension in young adults.

Blood Press Monit 2017 Dec;22(6):339-344

aCatalan Sport Council, Generalitat de Catalunya bCardiovascular Institute cDepartment of Internal Medicine, Hypertension and Vascular Risk Unit, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Institute for Biomedical Research August Pi i Sunyer dMedical Services, Futbol Club Barcelona, Barcelona eMunicipal Sports Medicine Center, City of Gava, Catalonia, Spain.

Introduction: Exaggerated blood pressure response (EBPR) during exercise has been associated with an increased risk of incidental systemic hypertension and cardiovascular morbidity; however, there is no consensus definition of EBPR. We aimed to determine which marker best defines EBPR during exercise and to predict the long-term development of hypertension in individuals younger than 50 years.

Patients And Methods: We reviewed 107 exercise tests performed in 1992, applied several reported methods to define EBPR at moderate and maximum exercise, and contacted the patients by telephone 20 years after the test to verify hypertension status. Read More

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December 2017
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Validation of the Omron HEM-7320-LA, upper arm blood pressure monitor with Intelli Wrap Technology Cuff HEM-FL1 for self-measurement and clinic use according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010 in the Mexican population.

Blood Press Monit 2017 Dec;22(6):375-378

Arterial Stiffness Laboratory, Department of Physiology, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of the Omron HEM-7320-LA with Intelli Wrap technology cuff HEM-FL1 for self-measurement and clinic blood pressure (BP) measurement according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010.

Participants And Methods: The evaluation was performed in 39 individuals. The mean age of the participants was 47. Read More

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December 2017
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Prevalence of severe obesity and its association with elevated blood pressure among children and adolescents in Shandong, China.

Blood Press Monit 2017 Dec;22(6):345-350

aShandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shandong University Institute of Preventive Medicine bShandong Blood Center, Shandong, China.

Background: Childhood obesity has increased markedly during the past decades; however, data on the prevalence of severe obesity in children and adolescents are limited. The present study examined the prevalence of severe obesity and its association with elevated blood pressure (BP) among children and adolescents in Shandong, China.

Patients And Methods: A total of 44 630 (22 404 boys and 22 226 girls) students aged 7-18 years participated in the study. Read More

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December 2017
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Blood pressure measurements over thin and thick sleeves in the frail elderly.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Feb;23(1):9-11

Department of General Medicine and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan.

Objective: Blood pressure (BP) measurement is recommended on bare arms, but undressing the arms for BP measurements is often difficult for frail elderly individuals. We aimed to assess the accuracy of BP measurements over arms with thin and thick clothing among the frail elderly.

Participants And Methods: This is a cross-sectional study. Read More

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February 2018
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Validation of the Pangao PG-800A36 automatic wrist blood pressure monitor according to the European Society of Hypertension and the British Hypertension Society protocols.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Feb;23(1):37-40

Multidisciplinary Consultation Center, Affiliated Qingdao Hiser Hospital of Qingdao University (Qingdao Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine).

Objective: The aim of this study was to validate the PG-800A36 automatic wrist blood pressure monitor according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP) revision 2010 and the British Hypertension Society (BHS) protocols.

Participants And Methods: A total of 33 participants were initially included on the basis of the ESH-IP, followed by examination of 85 participants according to the BHS protocol. The procedures and analysis methods of the protocols were followed precisely with left arm/wrist sequential measurements by two trained observers using a mercury sphygmomanometer and one supervisor using the device. Read More

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February 2018
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Association between day-by-day and ambulatory blood pressure variability in type 2 diabetes patients.

Blood Press Monit 2017 Dec;22(6):351-354

aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology bDepartment of Cardiology, Jikei University School of Medicine cDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

It remains unclear whether ambulatory blood pressure variability (BPV) contributes toward day-by-day BPV, despite the fact that not only day-by-day but also ambulatory BPV is reported to be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes patients. This study aimed to determine the association between day-by-day BPV and ambulatory BPV, which is especially distinguished between diurnal and nocturnal BPV, in type 2 diabetes patients. Day-by-day and ambulatory BPV were assessed in 30 type 2 diabetes patients (aged 54±15 years; 87% men; glycated hemoglobin: 9. Read More

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December 2017
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Relationship of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone with the nocturnal blood pressure decline in hypertension.

Blood Press Monit 2017 Dec;22(6):322-327

Cardiology Clinic, Elazig Education and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Elazig, Turkey.

Objectives: Vitamin D deficiency and high parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels have been linked with hypertension. Nondipper hypertension is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We aimed to investigate the relationship of vitamin D and PTH levels with nondipper hypertension and nocturnal decline in untreated hypertensive patients. Read More

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December 2017
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Association between ambulatory blood pressure values and central aortic pressure in a large population of normotensive and hypertensive patients.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Feb;23(1):24-32

Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences (MEDCIDS), Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP), Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), University of Porto, Porto.

Objective: Our aim was to examine the association of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and central blood pressure (CBP) data in a large set of normotensive and hypertensive patients and its relation with pulse wave velocity (PWV).

Patients And Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out in a single centre and included 2864 individuals who carried out an ABPM, measurement of CBP from the aortic waveform (SphygmoCor) and carotid-femoral PWV (Complior).

Results: In our study, 26. Read More

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February 2018
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Validation of the Pangao PG-800B26 upper arm blood pressure monitor in the general population according to the European Society of Hypertension and the British Hypertension Society protocols.

Blood Press Monit 2018 Feb;23(1):41-44

Clinical Skills Training Centre.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the automated oscillometric upper arm blood pressure monitor Pangao PG-800B26 for home blood pressure monitoring according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP) revision 2010 and the British Hypertension Society (BHS) protocols.

Participants And Methods: Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured sequentially in 33 and 85 adults, respectively, on the basis of the ESH-IP and BHS protocols using a mercury sphygmomanometer (two observers) and the device (one supervisor). The procedures and analysis methods of the protocols were followed precisely. Read More

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February 2018
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Automatic assessment of blood pressure for Korotkoff sounds on the basis of human hearing threshold.

Blood Press Monit 2017 Dec;22(6):364-370

aDepartment of Biomedical Engineering bDepartment of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul cDepartment of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea.

Objective: In this study, to measure blood pressure (BP) on the basis of human hearing threshold, we proposed a method that detects the audible or inaudible Korotkoff sounds (K-sounds) using the equal loudness contour and automatically assesses the BP.

Methods: In this study, we detected the systolic period of K-sounds using cuff pressure oscillation and then converted the K-sounds corresponding to the systolic interval into sound pressure levels (SPLs). Next, the systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) were assessed by mapping the K-sounds, which were converted into SPLs on an equal loudness contour. Read More

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December 2017
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Validation of the SEJOY BP-1307 upper-arm blood pressure monitor for home blood pressure monitoring according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010.

Blood Press Monit 2017 Dec;22(6):371-374

Centre for Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials, The Shanghai Institute of Hypertension, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Objective: The present study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the automated oscillometric upper-arm blood pressure monitor SEJOY BP-1307 (also called JOYTECH DBP-1307) for home blood pressure monitoring according to the International Protocol of the European Society of Hypertension revision 2010.

Participants And Methods: Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were sequentially measured in 33 adult Chinese individuals (13 women, 45.1 years of mean age) using a mercury sphygmomanometer (two observers) and the SEJOY BP-1307 device (one supervisor). Read More

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December 2017
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Ambulatory blood pressure is superior to clinic blood pressure in relation to ischemic stroke in both diabetic and nondiabetic patients.

Blood Press Monit 2017 Dec;22(6):314-321

Laboratory of Coronary Heart Disease Prevention, Department of Cardiology, Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Provincial Key Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China.

Aim: The pressure study was carried out to evaluate the hypotheses that ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) is superior to clinic blood pressure for ischemic stroke and that ABP is important to refine risk stratification.

Patients And Methods: A total of 889 hospitalized patients who had undergone ABP monitoring were enrolled. Baseline data were compared between diabetic and nondiabetic subgroups. Read More

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December 2017
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