small cuff syndrome
small cuff syndromeA 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 syndromeNonhypertension 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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