The origin of Korotkoff sounds and the accuracy of auscultatory blood pressure measurements.

  title={The origin of Korotkoff sounds and the accuracy of auscultatory blood pressure measurements.},
  author={C. Babbs},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH},
  volume={9 12},
  • C. Babbs
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH
  • This study explores the hypothesis that the sharper, high frequency Korotkoff sounds come from resonant motion of the arterial wall, which begins after the artery transitions from a buckled state to an expanding state. [...] Key Method The motions of one mass, two nonlinear springs, and one damper, driven by transmural pressure under the cuff, are used to model and compute the Korotkoff sounds according to principles of classical Newtonian physics. The natural resonance of this spring-mass-damper system…Expand Abstract
    28 Citations
    Variation of the Korotkoff Stethoscope Sounds During Blood Pressure Measurement: Analysis Using a Convolutional Neural Network
    • 12
    • PDF


    The Krotkoff sound
    • 39
    Korotkoff Sounds: An Experimental Critique
    • 91
    Korotkoff sound: the cavitation hypothesis.
    • 13
    ABC of blood pressure measurement: technique.
    • 30
    • PDF
    Steady pressure flow relations in compressed arteries: Possible origin of Korotkoff sounds
    • 17
    Measurement of Viscoelastic Properties of Arteries in the Living Dog
    • 219
    • PDF
    The reopening of a collapsed fluid-filled elastic tube
    • 22
    • PDF
    A model for the dynamic mechanical properties of arteries.
    • R. Cox
    • Materials Science, Medicine
    • Journal of biomechanics
    • 1972
    • 15