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How to find and use validated blood pressure measuring devices


Picone, DS and Padwal, R and Stergiou, GS and Cohen, JB and McManus, RJ and Eckert, S and Asayama, K and Atkins, N and Rakotz, M and Lombardi, C and Brady, TM and Sharman, JE, How to find and use validated blood pressure measuring devices, Journal of Human Hypertension pp. 1-7. ISSN 0950-9240 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1038/s41371-022-00718-5


Clinically validated, automated arm-cuff blood pressure measuring devices (BPMDs) are recommended for BP measurement. However, most BPMDs available for purchase by consumers globally are not properly validated. This is a problem because nonvalidated BPMDs are less accurate and precise than validated ones, and therefore if used clinically could lead to misdiagnosis and mismanagement of BP. In response to this problem, several validated device lists have been developed, which can be used by clinicians and consumers to identify devices that have passed clinical validation testing. The purpose of this review is to describe the resources that are available for finding validated BPMDs in different world regions, to identify the differences between validated device lists, and describe current gaps and challenges. How to use validated BPMDs properly is also summarised.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:blood pressure, hypertension, public health, education, accuracy of blood pressure measurement
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Picone, DS (Dr Dean Picone)
UTAS Author:Sharman, JE (Professor James Sharman)
ID Code:153007
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2022-09-01
Last Modified:2023-01-13
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