Effect of back support and stethoscope head on seated blood pressure determinations

William Cushman, Karen M. Cooper, Richard A. Horne, Edward F. Meydrech

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Abstract

Seated BP measurements were taken in 48 men with a history of essential hypertension: in a chair with back support v on an examining table with no back support, and with bell v diaphragm stethoscope head in each condition. There were no significant differences between bell and diaphragm in SBP or DBP determinations. SBP was not significantly different between table and chair, but table DBP was 6.5 mm Hg higher (P <.0001) than chair DBP. We conclude that back support, but not bell v diaphragm stethoscope head, affects seated BP determinations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-241
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of hypertension
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Blood Pressure Determination
Stethoscopes
Diaphragm
Head

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Effect of back support and stethoscope head on seated blood pressure determinations. / Cushman, William; Cooper, Karen M.; Horne, Richard A.; Meydrech, Edward F.

In: American journal of hypertension, Vol. 3, No. 3, 01.01.1990, p. 240-241.

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Cushman, William ; Cooper, Karen M. ; Horne, Richard A. ; Meydrech, Edward F. / Effect of back support and stethoscope head on seated blood pressure determinations. In: American journal of hypertension. 1990 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 240-241.
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