The need for a standardized protocol for validating non-invasive ambulatory blood pressure measuring devices

J Hypertens Suppl. 1989 May;7(3):S19-20.


Increasing interest in ambulatory blood pressure measurement has resulted in the proliferation of non-invasive measurement systems. This paper discusses the problems associated with validation of these systems. There is an urgent requirement for a standardized protocol for validation of ambulatory systems which is practicable, universally applicable and which is acceptable to investigators, publishing houses and the manufacturing industry.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation*
  • Calibration / standards
  • Equipment Design / standards
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation*
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / standards