Oscillatory Blood Pressure Monitoring DevicesBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7318.919 (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:919
- Abi Berger, science editor
Pressure against using mercury in clinical practice is coming from environmentalists, and, in line with other countries in Europe, mercury column devices for measuring blood pressure are likely to be stopped being manufactured soon in Britain.
Aneroid (or clock face) devices which also depend on auscultation are gaining popularity, as are devices which depend on oscillation. Oscillatory devices produce a digital readout and work on the principle that blood flowing …