Accession Number:

ADA411728

Title:

A Method to Determine Diastolic Blood Pressure Based on Pressure Pulse Propagation in the Electronic Palpation Method

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

OULU UNIV (FINLAND)

Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This paper evaluates the accuracy of the pulse transit time method for determining diastolic blood pressure using intra-arterial blood pressure as a reference, First, the paper describes the method. Then it discusses two sets of measurements which were carried out to determine the accuracy of the method with cardiac operated patients and healthy young volunteers, The thus obtained accuracies were 0.7 mmHg - 10.7 mmHg for the cardiac patients and -6.6 mmHg - 10.5 mmHg for the young volunteers, respectively.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE