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Measurement of Blood Pressure

  • S. D. Moulopoulos
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Abstract

The diagnosis of arterial hypertension starts with the procedure of measuring arterial blood pressure. The methodology has been developing for almost two and a half centuries (Table I). However, it still leaves much to be desired, if one can judge from the multiplicity of techniques and methods, as well as from a simple enumeration of the common pitfalls.

Keywords

Radial Pulse Indirect Blood Pressure Examiner Bias Miniaturize Pressure Transducer Telemetric Measurement 
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