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Plante Shares Reservations about Cuffless Blood Pressure Technology with Medscape

June 13, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson

(JUNE 13, 2023) Like many clinicians, Timothy Plante, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of medicine, is excited about the potential of cuffless blood pressure monitors. However, “We’ve been burned by it before,” he told Medscape Cardiology.

Timothy Plante, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of medicine

(JUNE 13, 2023) Like many clinicians, Timothy Plante, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of medicine, is excited about the potential of cuffless blood pressure monitors. However, “We’ve been burned by it before,” he told Medscape Cardiology. Plante’s 2016 validation study of an instant blood pressure smartphone app found that its measurements were “highly inaccurate,” with such low sensitivity that more than three quarters of individuals with hypertensive blood levels would be falsely reassured that their blood pressure was in the normal range.

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