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HAVS – diagnosing finger systolic blood pressure

Individuals with the vascular component of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) experience whiteness or blanching of the fingers in cold conditions, which is accompanied by numbness and then tingling or pain when the fingers warm-up. In the absence of a gold-standard diagnosis based upon pathology it is currently necessary to rely on self-reporting of key symptoms. The accuracy of the diagnosis depends upon an individual’s recall of their current symptoms and when they first commenced. Consequently there is a need for a suitable diagnostic test to help confirm the diagnosis

Read RR665 – HAVS – Diagnosing finger systolic blood pressure research report