Accession Number:

AD0744003

Title:

A Method for Monitoring Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressures on a Beat by Beat Basis.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A system for measuring systolic and diastolic blood pressures on a beat by beat basis is described. The system input consists of only the amplified output of a pressure transducer. It operates over a range of 0-250 mm Hg, will satisfactorily trigger on pulse pressures from 5 mm Hg to 100 mm Hg, and is insensitive to wave shape or baseline changes. The theory of beat by beat measurement is discussed, several current methods are explained, and a new method is described in detail. A practical circuit is given along with the results of the operation of a prototype. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE