Blood Pressure Monitoring for the Anesthesiologist: A Practical Review

Bartels, K. et. al. Blood Pressure Monitoring for the Anesthesiologist: A Practical Review.

 Anesthesia & Analgesia: June 2016 – Volume 122 – Issue 6 – p 1866–1879

Periodic, quantitative measurement of blood pressure (BP) in humans, predating the era of evidence-based medicine by over a century, is a component of the American Society of Anesthesiologists standards for basic anesthetic monitoring and is a staple of anesthetic management worldwide.
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This narrative review article discusses the details of BP measurement and the advantages and disadvantages of both noninvasive and invasive monitoring, as well as the principles and algorithms associated with each technique.
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