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27. Wissenschaftlicher Kongress der Deutschen Hochdruckliga

Deutsche Liga zur Bekämpfung des hohen Blutdrucks – Deutsche Hypertonie Gesellschaft e. V.

26. bis 29.11.2003, Bonn

Accoson Greenlight 300: First Non-Automated Mercury-Free Blood Pressure Measurement Device To Pass The International Protocol For Blood Pressure Measurement In Adults

Meeting Abstract (Hypertonie 2003)

  • presenting/speaker J. Graves - Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation (Rochester, MN, USA)
  • M. Tibor - Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation (Rochester, MN, USA)
  • M. Murtagh - Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation (Rochester, MN, USA)
  • L. Klein - Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation (Rochester, MN, USA)
  • S. Sheps - Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation (Rochester, MN, USA)

Hypertonie 2003. 27. Wissenschaftlicher Kongress der Deutschen Hochdruckliga. Bonn, 26.-29.11.2003. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2004. Doc03hochV2

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Published: November 11, 2004

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Environmental concerns are leading to removal of mercury sphygmomanometers from clinical practices. Many clinicians reject automated devices and desire a validated replacement for mercury to continue auscultation for blood pressure measurement.

Design and Methods

The International Protocol [1] for validation of blood pressure measuring devices in adults was used to evaluate the Accoson Greenlight 300. 45 patients were enrolled to obtain the 33 patients required by the protocol. Three hypertension nurse specialists and JW Graves, M.D., performed the measurements.


Requirements were met as seen in the Tables [Tab. 1].


The Accoson Greenlight device is the first non-automated device to pass the new international protocol. This device can replace the mercury sphygmomanometer in accurate auscultatory blood pressure measurement.


O'Brien E, Pickering T, Asmar R et al. International Protocol for Validation of Blood Pressure Measuring Devices in Adults. Blood Pressure Monitoring 2002 Vol 7:3-17