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Why Are We Still Measuring Blood Pressure by Ear?

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2 Author(s)
Radu Leca ; Biomedical Research & Development, Biosign Technologies Inc., 25 Sheppard Av., Toronto, M2N 6S6, Canada, Email: radul@biosign.com ; Voicu Groza

The paper presents a simplified proof for the impossibility of using Korotkov's auscultatory method (KAM) as a standardized measurement system (SMS) for blood pressure (BP). Further, the authors found no scientific, technical, or practical grounds for holding KAM as a 'gold standard' even in traditional medicine. The paper concludes on the imperative need for developing a SMS for BP assessment according to science and engineering principles.

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Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Proceedings, 2008. IMTC 2008. IEEE

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12-15 May 2008