Comparison of blood pressure in shoulder and femoral area
Keywords:average blood pressure, brachial artery, femoral artery
Failure to measure blood pressure on the brachial artery forces us to look for other areas to obtain values with non-invasive blood pressure measurement. The femoral area can be regarded as such an alternative. Therefore, establishing the reliability of the relationship between blood pressure values measured in the shoulder and femoral areas is a promising area of research. In this study, blood pressure measurements were carried out at rest in 100 soma-tically healthy students aged 21.0 ± 1.2 years by means of a patient monitor UM-300 (Ukraine) using two standard cuffs for shoulder (25–35 cm) and femoral areas (38–50 cm). The statistical validity of the relationship was determined using the Bland-Altman me-thod, and elements of regression analysis were used. The results of the study showed no significant discrepancy in the data, especially when it came to average blood pressure. A regression model has also been developed, which can serve as valuable information for the algorithmic development of programs for predicting blood pressure in the brachial artery when measuring it in the femoral area. Thus, measuring blood pressure in the femoral artery can be considered an alternative to measuring blood pressure in the shoulder area.
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