Blood pressure assessment in severe obesity: validation of a forearm approach.

@article{Leblanc2013BloodPA,
  title={Blood pressure assessment in severe obesity: validation of a forearm approach.},
  author={Marie-{\'E}ve Leblanc and Sara Croteau and Annie Ferland and Jean S Bussi{\`e}res and Lyne Cloutier and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Simon Hould and Laurent D Biertho and Fady Moustarah and Simon Marceau and Paul Poirier},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2013},
  volume={21 12},
  pages={E533-41}
}
OBJECTIVE Obesity is frequently associated with systemic hypertension. Blood pressure measure is inaccurate in severely obese patients because of poor cuff size fitting. The aim of the study is to assess the degree of agreement between the intra-arterial method as the gold standard vs. noninvasive methods, i.e., forearm blood pressure and upper-arm blood pressure measures. DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 1285 measures of intra-arterial and forearm blood pressure were taken in 51 severely obese… CONTINUE READING
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