26 June 2013 Blood pressure evaluation using sphygmomanometry assisted by arterial pulse waveform detection by fiber Bragg grating pulse device
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 18(6), 067010 (2013). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.18.6.067010
Abstract
We report a blood pressure evaluation methodology by recording the radial arterial pulse waveform in real time using a fiber Bragg grating pulse device (FBGPD). Here, the pressure responses of the arterial pulse in the form of beat-to-beat pulse amplitude and arterial diametrical variations are monitored. Particularly, the unique signatures of pulse pressure variations have been recorded in the arterial pulse waveform, which indicate the systolic and diastolic blood pressure while the patient is subjected to the sphygmomanometric blood pressure examination. The proposed method of blood pressure evaluation using FBGPD has been validated with the auscultatory method of detecting the acoustic pulses (Korotkoff sounds) by an electronic stethoscope.
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Umesh Sharath, Raju Sukreet, Girish Apoorva, Sundarrajan Asokan, "Blood pressure evaluation using sphygmomanometry assisted by arterial pulse waveform detection by fiber Bragg grating pulse device," Journal of Biomedical Optics 18(6), 067010 (26 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.18.6.067010
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