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How to find and use validated blood pressure measuring devices

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posted on 2023-05-21, 13:14 authored by Dean PiconeDean Picone, Padwal, R, Stergiou, GS, Cohen, JB, McManus, RJ, Eckert, S, Asayama, K, Atkins, N, Rakotz, M, Lombardi, C, Brady, TM, James SharmanJames Sharman
Clinically validated, automated arm-cuff blood pressure measuring devices (BPMDs) are recommended for BP measurement. However, most BPMDs available for purchase by consumers globally are not properly validated. This is a problem because nonvalidated BPMDs are less accurate and precise than validated ones, and therefore if used clinically could lead to misdiagnosis and mismanagement of BP. In response to this problem, several validated device lists have been developed, which can be used by clinicians and consumers to identify devices that have passed clinical validation testing. The purpose of this review is to describe the resources that are available for finding validated BPMDs in different world regions, to identify the differences between validated device lists, and describe current gaps and challenges. How to use validated BPMDs properly is also summarised.


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Journal of Human Hypertension






Menzies Institute for Medical Research


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