The accuracy and reproducibility of a new automatic device (P) specially designed for noninvasive blood pressure monitoring during the exercise stress test were evaluated in 50 consecutive subjects (34 normotensives and 16 hypertensives). Automatic measurements were compared with those taken by a sphygmomanometer (RR). A good agreement between systolic pressure values obtained by the two methods was found (RR 159±30 mmHg, P 158±28 mmHg, mean difference = -1.53±13 mmHg, p=0.166, ns). On the contrary the new device significantly underestimated diastolic pressure values (RR 89.3±13 mmHg; P 84±13 mmHg, mean difference -5.37±9.3, p <0.001). In conclusion the new device seems able to measure systolic but underestimates diastolic blood pressure both in hypertensives and in normotensives during the effort test.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine