How to assess mean blood pressure properly at the brachial artery level

  title={How to assess mean blood pressure properly at the brachial artery level},
  author={Willem Jan W. Bos and Elisabeth Antoinette Verrij and Hieronymus H Vincent and Berend E. Westerhof and Gianfranco Parati and Gert A. van Montfrans},
  journal={Journal of Hypertension},
Objectives Mean arterial pressure at the upper arm is traditionally calculated by adding one-third of the pulse pressure to the diastolic pressure. We questioned the general validity of this formula. Methods We used previously recorded resting intrabrachial pressure and Riva–Rocci Korotkoff blood pressure measurements in 57 subjects (study A) and 24-h intra-arterial recordings obtained in 22 ambulant subjects (study B). Results In study A the intra-arterially measured ‘real’ mean pressure was… 

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