Is early diagnosis of hypertension a function of cuff width?

  title={Is early diagnosis of hypertension a function of cuff width?},
  author={Edna Apparecida Moura Arcuri and Jos{\'e} Luis Santos and M{\'a}rio R. S. Silva},
  journal={Journal of hypertension. Supplement : official journal of the International Society of Hypertension},
  volume={7 6},
This study followed blood pressure in 11 subjects 5 years after slight or established hypertension had been revealed using a cuff of the correct width (appropriate to arm circumference); at that time, the use of a standard-width cuff (12 cm) had shown a blood pressure within the normal range. For the present study, blood pressure was determined indirectly under very strict conditions so that a faithful comparison between the readings with both cuffs could be achieved. An important underestimate… CONTINUE READING