Normalized peripheral transit time to monitor hypertensionin children

Foo, J.Y.A and Wilson, S.J. (2008) Normalized peripheral transit time to monitor hypertensionin children. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, 32 5: 343-347. doi:10.1080/03091900500422253

Author Foo, J.Y.A
Wilson, S.J.
Title Normalized peripheral transit time to monitor hypertensionin children
Journal name Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0309-1902
Publication date 2008-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03091900500422253
Open Access Status
Volume 32
Issue 5
Start page 343
End page 347
Total pages 5
Editor Woodcock, J.P. (Ed. in Cheif)
Thubrikar, M.J.
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject C1
0903 Biomedical Engineering
730204 Child health
970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Abstract Studies have demonstrated that a notable increase in arterial stiffening can signify the presence of cardiovascular abnormalities, such as hypertension. Presently, the mercury sphygmomanometer continues to be the clinical gold standard to identify such abnormalities, but due to its measuring nature it cannot be used for continuous observation. Pulse transit time (PTT), which has an inverse relationship with blood pressure (BP), is proposed here as a simple and non-invasive technique to monitor hypertension in children. In order to minimize inter-subject PTT differences, all obtained PTT data were normalized to the study population. The results indicated that normalized mean PTT value is able to differentiate hypertensive from normal children in a significant (p < 0.01) manner in both upper and lower limbs. Preliminary findings herein suggest that PTT can be useful tool to monitor for hypertension in children especially during prolonged clinical observations. © 2008 Informa UK Ltd.
Keyword blood pressure
pulse transit time
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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