Measuring arterial blood pressure

Chris TD Goodman, Gareth B. Kitchen

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Accurate arterial blood pressure measurement is crucial in order to provide safe and appropriate care to patients in both theatre and the intensive care setting. Blood pressure is a measure of haemodynamic status and stability. This article will review the physical principles of both non-invasive and invasive methods of blood pressure measurement. We will cover historical measurement, commonly used techniques in clinical practice and more recent developments in blood pressure monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2020


  • Manometer damping
  • measurement
  • monitoring
  • oscillometry
  • plethysmography
  • pressure
  • transducer


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