The Measurement of Blood Pressure in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Setting


Blood pressure (BP), both systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP), is the most variable physiological measurement that we routinely check in cardiac rehabilitation. This paper is written to assist cardiac rehabilitation professionals to better determine when and where a BP might be most appropriate. As is the case with all individualized treatment plans, patient status (including history and physical exam by the referring physician) as well as the results from the exercise assessment (prior to entering cardiac rehabilitation) must be considered.