Validation of the Omron HBP-1300 in pregnancy for medium-arm and large-arm circumferences according to the British Hypertension Society protocolAbbud, Lamaana; Nzelu, Dianea; Salaria, Mariama; Kay, Pollya; Kametas, Nikos A.a,bBlood Pressure Monitoring: October 2018 - Volume 23 - Issue 5 - p 277–280 doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000341 Devices and Technology Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Objective The aim of this study was to validate the Omron HBP-1300 oscillometric blood pressure (BP) device according to the British Hypertension Society validation protocol, in pregnant women of both medium-arm and large-arm circumferences. Participants and methods BP was measured sequentially in 72 women of any gestation requiring the use of a large-size (N=36, arm circumference ≥33 cm) or medium-size cuff (N=36, arm circumference <33 cm) alternating between a mercury sphygmomanometer and the Omron HBP-1300 device. Results The Omron HBP-1300 is accurate in pregnancy with a mean device–observer difference of 3±6 and 1±6 mmHg for systolic BP and 2±5 and 3±6 mmHg for diastolic BP in women requiring the use of the medium and large cuff, respectively. Conclusion The Omron HBP-1300-automated BP device can be recommended for use in pregnant women with medium-arm or large-arm circumferences. aAntenatal Hypertension Clinic bFetal Medicine Research Institute, King’s College Hospital, London, UK Correspondence to Nikos A. Kametas, MD, Antenatal Hypertension Clinic, Fetal Medicine Research Institute, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8BB, UK Tel: +44 203 299 2465; fax: +44 207 733 9534; e-mail: email@example.com Received February 11, 2018 Received in revised form May 31, 2018 Accepted June 19, 2018 Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.