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Blood Pressure Measurement in Severely Obese Patients: Validation of the Forearm Approach in Different Arm Positions.

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Summary of "Blood Pressure Measurement in Severely Obese Patients: Validation of the Forearm Approach in Different Arm Positions."

Blood pressure measurement in severe obesity may be technically challenging as the cuff of the device may not fit adequately around the upper arm. The aim of the study was to assess the agreement between intra-arterial blood pressure values (gold standard) compared with forearm blood pressure measurements in severely obese patients in different arm positions.

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Name: American journal of hypertension
ISSN: 1941-7225
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