Validation of non-invasive central blood pressure devices: Artery society task force (abridged) consensus statement on protocol standardization


James Sharman, University of Tasmania
Alberto Avolio, Macquarie University
Johannes Baulmann, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein
Athanase Benetos, University of Lorraine
Jacques Blacher, Paris Descartes University
C Blizzard, University of Tasmania
Pierre Boutouyrie, Paris Descartes University
Chen-Huan Chen, National Yang-Ming University
Phil Chowienczyk, King¿s College London British Heart Foundation Centre
John Cockcroft, Cardiff Metropolitan University
J Cruickshank, King¿s College
Isabel Ferreira, University of WollongongFollow
Lorenzo Ghiadoni, University of Pisa
Alun Hughes
Piotr Jankowski, San Diego State University
Stephane Laurent, Hospital European Georges-Pompidou
Barry McDonnell, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Carmel McEniery, University of Cambridge
Sandrine Millasseau, Pulse Wave Consulting
Theodoros Papaioannou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Gianfranco Parati, University of Milano-Bicocca
Jeong Park, Dankook University College of Medicine
Athanase Protogerou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Mary Roman, Weill Cornell Medicine
Giuseppe Schillaci, University of Perugia
Patrick Segers, Ghent University, Belgium
George Stergiou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Hirofumi Tomiyama, Tokyo Medical University
Raymond Townsend, University of Pennsylvania
Luc Van Bortel, Ghent University, Belgium
Jiguang Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Siegfried Wassertheurer, Austrian Institute of Technology
Thomas Weber, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, Standort Wels
Ian Wilkinson, University of Cambridge
Charalambos Vlachopoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens



Publication Details

Sharman, J., Avolio, A., Baulmann, J., Benetos, A., Blacher, J., Blizzard, C. Leigh., Boutouyrie, P., Chen, C., Chowienczyk, P., Cockcroft, J. R., Cruickshank, J. Kennedy., Ferreira, s., Ghiadoni, L., Hughes, A., Jankowski, P., Laurent, S., McDonnell, B. J., McEniery, C., Millasseau, S. C., Papaioannou, T. G., Parati, G., Park, J. Bae., Protogerou, A. D., Roman, M. J., Schillaci, G., Segers, P., Stergiou, G. S., Tomiyama, H., Townsend, R. R., Van Bortel, L. M., Wang, J., Wassertheurer, S., Weber, T., Wilkinson, I. B. & Vlachopoulos, C. (2017). Validation of non-invasive central blood pressure devices: Artery society task force (abridged) consensus statement on protocol standardization. Artery Research, 20 35-43.


Brachial cuff blood pressure (BP) is clinically important, but may be an inaccurate substitute for central BP. Many non-invasive devices have been developed that purport to estimate central BP from peripheral artery sites, yet with no standardized guidelines; the accuracy testing of these new devices has not been undertaken in a uniform fashion with comparable protocols. This is an abridged paper describing the recommendations reached by an international task force convened to identify issues that need to be addressed and reach consensus relating to methods for assessing and reporting the accuracy (validation) of central BP devices. The recommendations are endorsed by the Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology (ARTERY) Society, as well as the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) Working Group on Arterial Structure and Function, and the ESH Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring and Cardiovascular Variability. Researchers interested in validating central BP monitors should read the full version of the statement.

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