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Validation of the Microlife BP A200 Comfort and W2 Slim automated blood pressure monitors in a general adult population according to the European Society of Hypertension and the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2: 2013 protocols

Bing, Sen; Chen, Kang; Hou, Hong; Zhang, Weijuan; Li, Linyi; Wei, Jiao; Shu, Chang; Wan, Yi

doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000169
Devices and Technology
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Objective This study aimed to determine the accuracy of the Microlife BP A200 Comfort and W2 Slim automated blood pressure monitors according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010 and the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 protocols.

Methods The devices were assessed on 33 participants according to the European Society of Hypertension requirements and were then tested on 85 participants according to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 criteria. Procedures and data analysis were carried out following protocol guidelines precisely.

Results The Microlife BP A200 Comfort and W2 Slim devices passed the criteria of the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010 for both systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure. The devices also fulfilled the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 criteria, with mean differences of SBP and DPB between the devices and observers of 0.38±5.12 and 0.28±4.29 mmHg for the BP A200 Comfort and 1.01±6.80 and 0.34±5.62 mmHg for the W2 Slim, respectively.

Conclusion The Microlife BP A200 Comfort and W2 Slim automated blood pressure monitors fulfilled the European Society of Hypertension revision 2010 and the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 protocols, and can be recommended for self-measurement in the general population.

aDepartment of Cardiology, Second Hospital of Xi’an City

bDepartment of Cardiology, Xijing Hospital

cDepartment of Health Service, School of Public Health, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

Correspondence to Yi Wan, PhD, Department of Health Service, School of Public Health, Fourth Military Medical University, No. 169, West Changle Road, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710032, China Tel: +86 29 8477 4857; fax: +86 29 8477 4858; e-mail: mailwy001@gmail.com

Received August 30, 2015

Received in revised form October 5, 2015

Accepted November 14, 2015

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