Comparison of the BPLab® sphygmomanometer for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring with mercury sphygmomanometry in pregnant women: validation study according to the British Hypertension Society protocol

Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2015 Apr 13:11:245-9. doi: 10.2147/VHRM.S82381. eCollection 2015.


The purpose of this study was to validate the automated BPLab® sphygmomanometer for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in pregnant women according to Part II of the 1993 British Hypertension Society protocol. Pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic were randomly asked to participate (n=30). The BPLab sphygmomanometer was tested on pregnant women in this study and achieved A/A ratings according to the BHS protocol when compared with the "gold" standard of mercury sphygmomanometry. The device can therefore be recommended for use in pregnancy.

Keywords: BPLab; blood pressure measuring; pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Validation Study
  • Retracted Publication

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory / instrumentation*
  • Blood Pressure Monitors*
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Young Adult