Accession Number : AD0722032

Title :   A Device and Method for Rapid Indirect Measurement of Human Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressures,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Lategola,Michael T. ; Harrison,Hiley F.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : An indirect blood pressure measuring device and method were evolved for human use. This system is capable of providing 30 measurements each of systolic and diastolic pressures per minute. The system utilizes two brachial blood pressure cuffs (one on each arm) and fully automatic cycling for each pressure measurement. The main advantages of this system are: (1) minimum circulatory impedance during each measurement; (2) the capability of measuring rapid blood pressure transients; and (3) the complete avoidance of all the inherent risks of intra-arterial catheterization. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD PRESSURE, MEASUREMENT), MONITORS, INSTRUMENTATION, PHYSIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE