Dr. Muhammad Hussain, Dr. Hilal Ahmad, Dr. Nazir Hassan Mehdi
Background: Blood pressure monitoring is a part of monitoring patient vitals. End organs like heart, kidneys, brain function is severely impaired by increased or decreased blood pressure. Different methods like auscultatory, palpatory and by oscillometry could be used to measure blood pressure non-invasively. This study shows the blood pressure of patients measured by palpitation. Materials and Methods: It is a cross-sectional study which covered 100 patients. Participants having age 18-60 were included. Their systolic and diastolic blood pressures are measured by independent observer each and compared by both methods i.e., auscutatory and palpatory. Range and percentage were used to compare the results. Results: Out of 100 pts whose blood pressure was measured by palpatory and auscutatory method, it was found that 58% patients had BP measured by palpatory method with range of ±2mmHg of auscultatory method and 22% had within ±4mmHg and 20% patients had same readings. Conclusions: The palpatory method of measuring blood pressure is quite accurate and a fast method too. Keywords: Blood pressure, systolic, diastolic, auscultatory method, palpatory method.