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Auscultatory gap

Auscultatory gap

The period during which Korotkoff sounds indicating true systolic pressure fade away and reappear at a lower pressure point; responsible for errors made in recording falsely low systolic blood pressure, especially in hypertensive patients, of up to 25 mm hg, and avoided by pumping the cuff 30 mm hg beyond palpable systolic pressure.

Synonym: silent gap.


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Re: Blood Pressure

Hi, Does anyone know what's the difference between the 2 different types of methods to measure blood pressure such as palpation and auscultatory? I read in wikipedia that palpation tends to overestimate the values of the blood pressure but it did not explain why that is so. Someone enlighten ...

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by calvin.ng.wh
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:23 am
 
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Re: Blood Pressure

Hi, Does anyone know what's the difference between the 2 different types of methods to measure blood pressure such as palpation and auscultatory? I read in wikipedia that palpation tends to overestimate the values of the blood pressure but it did not explain why that is so. Someone enlighten ...

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by scinoob
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:25 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Blood Pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 3492


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