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Changes in arterial pulse transit time, interbeat interval and the interval between the ECG signal and the arrival of the ensuing pulse at a peripheral site were recorded in response to the attachment and inflation of the cuff during blood pressure measurement. Two groups of subjects were used: a control group and a blood-pressure sensitised group.(More)
Progress in isolating the psychological factors contributing to the development of arterial hypertension has been retarded by the absence of suitable, non-invasive and continuous measures of significant aspects of cardiovascular activity. Pulse transit time may help to resolve this problem since it reflects changes in arterial elasticity and diastolic blood(More)
The impact of a post myocardial infarction education programme was assessed by comparing the increase in knowledge of patients and spouses about CHD in two hospitals, one (A) with and the other (B) without such a programme. Subjects completed the same two questionnaires twice, once within 4 days of admission and again within 16 days of leaving hospital. Q1(More)
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