1. To measure CASP across a cross-section of our patient (pt) population and assess the demographic profile using A-Pulse CASP device.Objective:
2. To compare and analyse CASP measurements vs brachial blood pressure (BBP) measurements in pts with Hypertension (HTN) and CKD.Design and method:
BBP was measured by oscillometric method using A-Pulse device. CASP was then measured by applanation tonometry and radial transfer function technique by placing the sensor of the A-Pulse CASP device over the ipsilateral radial artery.Results:
In younger pts with HTN & CKD, Cardiovascular risk is better predicted by CASP and not by BBP measurements.Results:
Office based measurement of CASP is a necessary additional tool for thorough cardiovascular risk assessment,especially in pts with CKD.