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Wernick, M B; Höpfner, R M; Francey, T; Howard, J (2012). Comparison of arterial blood pressure measurements and hypertension scores obtained by use of three indirect easurement devices in hospitalized dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 240(8):962-968.

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Abstract

Objective—To evaluate the agreement of blood pressure measurements and hypertension scores obtained by use of 3 ndirect arterial blood pressure measurement devices in hospitalized dogs.
Design—Diagnostic test evaluation.
Animals—29 client-owned dogs.
Procedures—5 to 7 consecutive blood pressure readings were obtained from each dog on each of 3 occasions with a Doppler ultrasonic flow detector, a standard oscillometric device (STO), and a high-definition oscillometric device (HDO).
Results—When the individual sets of 5 to 7 readings were evaluated, the coefficient of variation for systolic arterial blood pressure (SAP) exceeded 20% for 0% (Doppler), 11% (STO), and 28% (HDO) of the sets of readings. After readings that exceeded a 20% coefficient of variation were discarded, repeatability was within 25 (Doppler), 37 (STO), and 39 (HDO) mm Hg for SAP. Correlation of mean values among the devices was between 0.47 and 0.63. Compared with Doppler readings, STO underestimated and HDO overestimated SAP. Limits of agreement between mean readings of any 2 devices were wide. With the hypertension scale used to score SAP, the intraclass correlation of scores was 0.48. Linear-weighted inter-rater reliability between scores was 0.40 (Doppler vs STO), 0.38 (Doppler vs HDO), and 0.29 (STO vs HDO).
Conclusions and Clinical Relevance—Results of this study suggested that no meaningful clinical comparison can be made between blood pressure readings obtained from the same dog with different indirect blood pressure measurement devices.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:19 Apr 2012 09:07
Last Modified:30 Oct 2014 15:45
Publisher:American Veterinary Medical Association
ISSN:0003-1488
Publisher DOI:10.2460/javma.240.8.962
PubMed ID:22471825

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