Computerized automatic non-invasive blood pressure monitoring system.

C. S. Farsang, A. Alföldi, I. Kismarty-Lechner, I. Kiss, K. Varga

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A non-invasive, fully automatic blood pressure monitoring system was developed to make the diagnosis of hypertension more accurate and to help individualizing antihypertensive therapy. The system consists of two subunits: the automatic microprocessor-controlled blood pressure monitor (Nippon Colin Co. BP 203) and a microcomputer system (Commodore 64). The blood pressure monitor is fitted to the computer by our own interface and data transfer programme. Data-analysing, graphic displaying and plotting programmes were also developed by us. Circadian average blood pressure, its variability, the rhythm variabilities of chronobiological cosinor analysis: mesor, amplitude, acrophase and linear trend, have been calculated by means of these programmes. Results of blood pressure monitoring are demonstrated in a patient with essential hypertension and in a patient with renoparenchymal hypertension. The perspectives of this method in biomedical research and in clinical pharmacology are illustrated and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-338
Number of pages10
JournalActa medica Hungarica
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Farsang, C. S., Alföldi, A., Kismarty-Lechner, I., Kiss, I., & Varga, K. (1988). Computerized automatic non-invasive blood pressure monitoring system. Acta medica Hungarica, 45(3-4), 329-338.