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Spuriously high BP is seen in: (PGI June 2012)



A Silent gap
B Small cuff

C Thick calcified vessels
D Obesity

E Children

Ans. A

Silent gap, B. Small cuff, C. Thick calcified vessels, D. Obesity

Measuring blood pressure

1. Cuff width should be > 80%Q of the arm circumference. (AIPG 2009)

2. Systolic pressure. The appearance of sustained repetitive tapping sound (Korotkoff Q)

3. Diastolic pressure usually the disappearance of sounds (Korotkoff V Q)

4. In some individual (eg. pregnant women) sounds are present until the zero point.

5. In this case the muffing of sounds (Korotkoff IV Q) should be used.

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