Blood pressure measurement in obese patients: comparison between upper arm and forearm measurements.

@article{Pierin2004BloodPM,
  title={Blood pressure measurement in obese patients: comparison between upper arm and forearm measurements.},
  author={{\^A}ngela Maria Geraldo Pierin and Debora Cristina Alavarce and Josiane Lima de Gusm{\~a}o and Alfredo Halpern and D{\'e}cio Mion},
  journal={Blood pressure monitoring},
  year={2004},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={101-5}
}
BACKGROUND It is well known that blood pressure measurement with a standard 12-13 cm wide cuff is erroneous for large arms. OBJECTIVE To compare arm blood pressure measurements with an appropriate cuff and forearm blood pressure measurements (BPM) with a standard cuff, and both measurements by the Photopletismography (Finapres) method. METHODS One hundred and twenty-nine obese patients were studied (body mass index=40+/-7 kg/m2). The patients had three arm BPM taken by an automatic… CONTINUE READING
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