Monday, May 26, 2014

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Evaluation of the Tensioday ambulatory blood pressure monitor according to the protocols of the British Hypertension Society and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Zso´ fia Ne´meth, Katalin Mo´cza´ r and Gyo¨rgy Dea´k Background The validation of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring devices is necessary to obtain information on their accuracy. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy of the Tensioday oscillometric ambulatory blood pressure monitor according to the protocols of the British Hypertension Society and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). Design We followed the phases recommended by the British Hypertension Society protocol: before-use calibration, in-use assessment, after-use calibration, static device validation and report of the evaluation. However, we expanded on the protocol to accommodate features required by the AAMI. Method The accuracy of calibration of three Tensioday

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