Biomedical Research

- Biomedical Research (2014) Volume 25, Issue 4

Dorsalis Pedis Artery Blood Pressure is a Good indicator for Blood Pressure Monitoring during Shock and Recovery

To compare Supine ankle dorsalis pedis artery and brachial artery blood pressure in patients during shock resuscitation and of different ages was compared, in order to evaluate the clinical value of ankle dorsalis pedis artery blood press monitoring. 80 hypovolemic shock (trauma, hemorrhagic shock) patients and 150 selected patients, including 50 children, 50 young and 50 old patients, were enrolled in this study. The left dorsalis pedis artery and brachial blood pressure were monitored by multi-function monitor in all patients. We observed a correlation between dorsalis pedis artery blood pressure and brachial blood pressure during the period of shock and the recovery with the use of vasoactive drugs. In addition, the values of dorsalis pedis artery blood pressure and brachial blood pressure were significantly correlated in three groups with different ages. There is a positive correlation between dorsalis pedis artery blood pressure and brachial blood pressure in the state of shock and recovery as well as in populations of different ages. Monitoring dorsalis pedis artery blood pressure can reflect the hemodynamic changes timely and accurately, and has important clinical value.

Author(s): Man Li, Kun Zhang, Hong-yu Chen, Jun-er Hu, Zhi-fang Zhou, Yong-yan Ding

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