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Comparison of the BPLab® sphygmomanometer for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring with mercury sphygmomanometry in pregnant women: validation study according to the British Hypertension Society protocol

Authors Dorogova IV, Panina ES

Received 7 February 2015

Accepted for publication 12 March 2015

Published 13 April 2015 Volume 2015:11 Pages 245—249


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Daniel Duprez

Inna V Dorogova, Elena S Panina

Penza Institute of Advanced Training for Physicians, Penza, Russia

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to validate the automated BPLab® sphygmomanometer for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in pregnant women according to Part II of the 1993 British Hypertension Society protocol. Pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic were randomly asked to participate (n=30). The BPLab sphygmomanometer was tested on pregnant women in this study and achieved A/A ratings according to the BHS protocol when compared with the “gold” standard of mercury sphygmomanometry. The device can therefore be recommended for use in pregnancy.

Keywords: pregnancy, BPLab, blood pressure measuring

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