Measuring blood pressure: A call to bare arms?

McKay, Donald W.
February 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/26/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 5, p591
Academic Journal
The article offers a report on blood pressure measurement. The section highlights key point in measuring blood pressure on bare arms. According to the study, blood pressure readings are indirect measurements whose accuracy depends on the control of factors related to the patient, the equipment and the methodology. It states that automated devices for measuring blood pressure, despite having passed clinical approval protocols, may be inaccurate in some individuals for reasons that are not well understood.


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