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

James E. Sharman, Alberto P. Avolio, Johannes Baulmann, Athanase Benetos, Jacques Blacher, C. Leigh Blizzard, Pierre Boutouyrie, Chen Huan Chen, Phil Chowienczyk, John R. Cockcroft, J. Kennedy Cruickshank, Isabel Ferreira, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Alun Hughes, Piotr Jankowski, Stephane Laurent, Barry J. McDonnell, Carmel McEniery, Sandrine C. Millasseau, Theodoros G. PapaioannouGianfranco Parati, Jeong Bae Park, Athanase D. Protogerou, Mary J. Roman, Giuseppe Schillaci, Patrick Segers, George S. Stergiou, Hirofumi Tomiyama, Raymond R. Townsend, Luc M. Van Bortel, Jiguang Wang, Siegfried Wassertheurer, Thomas Weber, Ian B. Wilkinson, Charalambos Vlachopoulos

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-43
Number of pages9
JournalArtery Research
StatePublished - Dec 2017


  • Aorta
  • Central blood pressure
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Guideline
  • Hypertension


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