Blood pressure measurements in the newborn

Clin Perinatol. 1999 Dec;26(4):981-96, x.


This article reviews the methods of blood pressure measurements, values reported on premature and term infants, and the significant changes in trends and measurements reported with various conditions. Understanding the underlying mechanisms or conditions that may be associated with blood pressure derangements enable the clinician to determine appropriate treatment and optimal monitoring of responses to instituted therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Blood Pressure / physiology*
  • Blood Pressure Determination / methods
  • Hemodynamics / drug effects
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn / physiology*
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / physiopathology
  • Infant, Premature / physiology
  • Pulmonary Surfactants / pharmacology
  • Reference Values
  • Respiration, Artificial / adverse effects


  • Pulmonary Surfactants