In a previous communication1 we have reported our findings in an examination of the size, shape and rate of the heart in a series of children showing orthostatic albuminuria. The results of this examination revealed certain abnormalities in cardiac function and in the configuration of the heart, as seen with the fluoroscope. As has been previously pointed out, many children who are the subjects of orthostatic albuminuria reveal clinically signs and symptoms of vasomotor instability which naturally lead one to inquire into the condition of the blood-pressure. We have, therefore, made blood-pressure determinations on a number of these children previously examined in regard to their hearts, and here wish briefly to report our findings.
Systolic and diastolic pressures were determined by the auscultatory method introduced by Korotkow, the stethoscope being held over the brachial artery at the elbow. The instrument used was the one devised by Bendick,