Distribution and determinants of the difference between diastolic phase 4 and phase 5 blood pressure

Michael J. Lichtenstein, Geoffrey Rose, Martin Shipley

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Abstract

Auscultatory blood pressure measurements from 18 325 male British civil servants were used to examine the relationship between diastolic phase 4 (D4) and phase 5 (D5). The two measures are highly correlated (r = 0.98) and this is unaffected by age. The distribution of the difference between the two indices is skewed with a median difference of 1 mmHg. Phase 4 and D5 were recorded at the same level in 31% of subjects. The difference was 5 mmHg or more in 9% of subjects, and 10 mmHg or more in 1%. The difference between the two diastolic indices depends partly on the level of blood pressure and body mass index.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-363
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hypertension
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1986
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Body mass index
  • Diastolic blood pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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