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Uses of Sphygmomanometer

Sphygmomanometer is used for the following
  • To measure the BP
  • To measure the difference in BP in limbs in occlusive arterial diseases
  • To demonstrate postural hypotension
  • To demonstrate Hill's sign in AR
  • To demonstrate pulsus alternans
  • To demonstrate pulsus paradoxus
  • To determine IVY method of bleeding time
  • To look for Hess' test
  • To elicit latent tetany - Trousseau's sign