Validation of the Grandway MD2301 digital automatic blood pressure monitor according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol

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Abstract

Objective

The aim of the present study was to validate the Grandway MD2301 digital automatic blood pressure monitor according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP) revision 2010.

Methods

The ESH-IP revision 2010 for the validation of blood pressure-measuring devices in adults was followed precisely. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP, respectively) were measured sequentially in 33 adult patients and compared with a standard mercury sphygmomanometer (two observers). A total of 99 comparison pairs were obtained.

Results

The device produced 78, 95 and 99 measurements within 5, 10, and 15 mmHg for SBP and 83, 96, and 99 for DBP, respectively. The average device–observer difference was −1.81±4.22 mmHg for SBP and −0.15±3.93 mmHg for DBP. All of the data were within the standards requirements to pass the testing.

Conclusion

The Grandway MD2301 digital automatic blood pressure monitor meets the standards of the ESH-IP revision 2010 and can be recommended for self/home measurement in the general population.

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