Rectangular cuffs and bladders are currently used for blood pressure (BP) measurement at the upper arm. However, large arms always have a tronco-conical shape. Aim of this study was to ascertain whether rectangular and tronco-conical cuffs provide different readings in obese subjects with very large arms. In obese people, the upper arm has a pronounced tronco-conical shape and rectangular cuffs may overestimate BP. Tronco-conical cuffs should be used for BP measurement in subjects with very large arms.

RECTANGULAR CUFFS OVERESTIMATE BLOOD PRESSURE IN OBESE PEOPLE WITH VERY LARGE ARMS

Palatini, P.
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Benetti, E.;Fania, C.;Saladini, F.
2018

Abstract

Rectangular cuffs and bladders are currently used for blood pressure (BP) measurement at the upper arm. However, large arms always have a tronco-conical shape. Aim of this study was to ascertain whether rectangular and tronco-conical cuffs provide different readings in obese subjects with very large arms. In obese people, the upper arm has a pronounced tronco-conical shape and rectangular cuffs may overestimate BP. Tronco-conical cuffs should be used for BP measurement in subjects with very large arms.
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