Published: 17 May 2019
Author(s): Anna Głuszewska, Barbara Gryglewska, Jerzy Gąsowski
Issue: May 2019
Section: Letter to the Editor

Leblanc et al. are correct to note that using inappropriate cuff size and shape for blood pressure (BP) measurements, may lead to measurement error, especially in population of obese patients [1]. In our study, we therefore made every effort to obtain accurate blood pressure measurements based on the current guidelines of the European Society of Hypertension [2,3]. To minimalize impact of arm size and shape in obese persons on BP values, we used cuffs with bladder size adapted to arm circumference and with tonco-conical shape.


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