PALMAR DERMATOGLYPHICS: MASS SCREENING TOOL FOR HYPERTENSION

Abhilasha Setia, Balreet kaur, Nidhi Puri, Ajitpal Singh
2017 International Journal of Anatomy and Research  
Dermatoglyphics has been used as vehicle to resolve broader biomedical problems. It is a noninvasive & non painful method of diagnosis. Palamer prints can be used as a screening tool for the hypertension. Objectives: To find out the association of palmar dermatoglyphics with the hypertension. Materials and Methods: Right palm prints were taken with the help of black inkpad on glossy paper and were observed using magnifying glass. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured. The atd
more » ... e of right was measured. Observations: The right palmar prints and the atd angles were found correlated with hypertension. Conclusions: Larger the number of whorls on right hand and that too on index and ring finger greater is the systolic pressure. Persons with higher the atd angle were found hypertensive.
doi:10.16965/ijar.2017.202 fatcat:zdlnf7ddija4thqhcaangpgs2u