P113 The Forgotten Black Box of Blood Pressure: Error in Oscillometric Mean Arterial Pressure is Associated with Cuff Measurement Inaccuracy
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Background: Accurate measurement of cuff systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) is contingent on the assumption of oscillometric MAP being accurate. If MAP is inaccurate this is likely to impact the accuracy of cuff SBP and DBP, but this has never been determined and was the aim of the study.
Methods: In five independent studies, MAP was measured by five unique cuff oscillometric BP devices at the same time as invasive aortic MAP (area under the waveform) by fluid-filled or solid-state catheters among 262 patients (61 ± 11 years, 65% male) during coronary angiography. Cuff SBP and DBP were estimated by device-specific algorithms. Measurement errors were calculated as cuff – invasive aortic BP.
Results: For each BP device, MAP error was −2.6 ± 6.1, 0.76 ± 7.2, 1.4 ± 5.5, 1.5 ± 6.7 and 7.1 ± 9.2 mmHg. Corresponding SBP errors were 4.4 ± 8.7, −0.8 ± 11.2, −8.8 ± 10.4, −0.9 ± 10.5 and 1.9 ± 10.8 mmHg, whereas DBP errors were 8.8 ± 5.1, 2.0 ± 7.4, 6.7 ± 7.3, 10.3 ± 9.0 and 13.1 ± 6.4 mmHg. There was a direct relationship between errors in oscillometric MAP and SBP error in four of the five devices (B range = 0.42 to 1.04). However, MAP error was consistently related to DBP error in all devices (B range = 0.48 to 0.97). Across all devices, absolute error in MAP ≥3 mmHg corresponded to absolute error in SBP and DBP ≥5 mmHg in 56–77% and 62–88% of patients.
Conclusion: Errors in oscillometric MAP are directly related to cuff SBP and DBP inaccuracy, but the magnitude of error is device-specific. Further work is required to understand algorithms used in oscillometric devices to improve cuff BP accuracy.
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TY - JOUR AU - Dean Picone AU - Martin Schultz AU - Matthew Armstrong AU - Nathan Dwyer AU - Philip Roberts-Thomson AU - Thomas Weber AU - James Sharman PY - 2020 DA - 2020/02/17 TI - P113 The Forgotten Black Box of Blood Pressure: Error in Oscillometric Mean Arterial Pressure is Associated with Cuff Measurement Inaccuracy JO - Artery Research SP - S153 EP - S153 VL - 25 IS - Supplement 1 SN - 1876-4401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/artres.k.191224.139 DO - 10.2991/artres.k.191224.139 ID - Picone2020 ER -