small cuff syndrome

small cuff syndrome

A form of pseudohypertension in which the cuff used to measure the blood pressure is too small, and systolic and diastolic pressures are both interpreted as hypertensive, a clinical error that is prevented by using appropriately sized blood pressure cuffs.
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small cuff syndrome

Nonhypertension syndrome A form of pseudohypertension in which the cuff used to measure the BP is too small and both systolic and diastolic pressures are interpreted as 'hypertensive'. Cf Pseudohypertension, White coat hypertension.
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It's not uncommon for children to be referred to pediatric nephrologists with a diagnosis of hypertension only to be found to have what these specialists refer to as "small cuff syndrome."

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