Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 2.2 (May 2017)

Page No.: 3850-3845

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.202


Abhilasha Setia 1, Balreet kaur *2,  Nidhi Puri 3, Ajitpal Singh 4.

1 Demonstrator, Department of Anatomy, J.C.D. Dental College, Sirsa, Haryana, India.

*2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, MMIMSR, MMU Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.

3 Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, MMIMSR, MMU Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.

4 Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, Desh Bhagat Dental College and Hospital, Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh Punjab, India.

Corresponding author: Dr Balreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, MMIMSR, MMU, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India. Ph: 9896781105 E-Mail: balreet_81@hotmail.com


Background:  Dermatoglyphics has been used as vehicle to resolve broader biomedical problems. It is a non-invasive & 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 angle 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.

KEYWORDS: Dermatoglyphics, Whorls, Blood Pressure, atd angle.


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Cite this article: Abhilasha Setia, Balreet kaur, Nidhi Puri, Ajitpal Singh. PALMAR DERMATOGLYPHICS: MASS SCREENING TOOL FOR HYPERTENSION. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(2.2):3850-3854. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.202