Validation of two blood pressure measurement devices according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol: the citizen CH-463E and the citizen CH-461C

Blood Press Monit. 2010 Jun;15(3):158-62. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0b013e328336e9dc.


Objective: The validation of two new oscillometric blood pressure (BP) measurement devices according to the International Protocol (European Society of Hypertension).

Methods: Two trained observers measured BP in 33 patients with nine sequential same-arm measurements each, whereby five measurements with the mercury standard device alternated with four measurements with each of the test devices per patient. The resulting differences between the BP value read by the devices and the BP value obtained by the two observers were used for evaluation.

Results: The Citizen CH-463E and the Citizen CH-461C devices passed the International Protocol requirements.

Conclusion: Both devices can be recommended for clinical use in patients with upper-arm circumferences matching the cuffs used in the test.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arm / blood supply
  • Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation*
  • Blood Pressure*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oscillometry / instrumentation*