Agreement between directly measured blood pressure and pressures obtained with three veterinary-specific oscillometric units in cats

Mark J. Acierno, Diana Seaton, Mark A. Mitchell, Anderson Da Cunha

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Abstract

Objective To determine whether veterinary-specific oscillometry blood pressure units yield measurements that are in good agreement with directly measured blood pressures in cats. Design Evaluation study. Animals 21 cats undergoing routine spaying or neutering. Procedures A 24-gauge catheter was inserted in a dorsal pedal artery, and systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressures were directly measured with a validated pressure measurement system. Values were compared with indirect blood pressure measurements obtained with 3 veterinary-specific oscillometry blood pressure units. Results-There was poor agreement between indirectly and directly measured blood pressures. For unit 1, bias between indirectly and directly measured values was -14.9 mm Hg (95% limits of agreement [LOA], -52.2 to 22.4 mm Hg), 4.4 mm Hg (95% LOA, -26.0 to 34.8 mm Hg), and -1.3 mm Hg (95% LOA, -26.7 to 24.1 mm Hg) for systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressures, respectively. For unit 2, bias was -10.3 mm Hg (95% LOA, -52.9 to 32.2 mm Hg), 13.0 mm Hg (95% LOA, -32.1 to 58.0 mm Hg), and 9.1 mm Hg (95% LOA, -32.9 to 51.2 mm Hg) for systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressures, respectively. For unit 3, bias was -13.4 mm Hg (95% LOA, -51.8 to 25.1 mm Hg), 8.0 mm Hg (95% LOA, -25.5 to 41.6 mm Hg), and -3.6 mm Hg (95% LOA, -31.6 to 24.5 mm Hg) for systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressures, respectively. Conclusions and Clinical Relevance Results suggested that none of the 3 veterinary- specific oscillometry blood pressure units could be recommended for indirect measurement of blood pressure in cats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-406
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume237
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2010

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  • veterinary(all)

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