Researchers from the University of Queensland are trying their hands on a new technology for determining blood pressure and the heart rate conditions. Dr James Sharman who is leading the study from the School of Medicine wants to know how well this technology would help in assessing the central blood pressure.
“We are very excited about this study as it could provide the framework for a better way to treat hypertension. It has been designed to ensure that all people enrolled receive optimal care,” Dr Sharman said.
The conventional method of detecting the level of blood pressure was by tying a cloth around the upper arm, but this method did not provide a complete clarity in the situation of the heart according to Dr Sharman. If the patients get diagnosed through such reports then it would hold major aftermaths for taking the right steps in treating people suffering from hypertension. But now through the advanced innovative technology the blood pressure can be easily tested which registers the pulse rate through the wrist of the patient.
“We also give each person advice on the best way to work with their usual doctor to ensure continued benefit after the trial has finished. We feel that this study truly represents a win-win situation for the patient and their doctor,” Dr Sharman said.
The study includes men and women belonging to age group of 18 and 75 years who were suffering from hypertension. People who consume one and not more then 3 medications for hypertension would be allowed to be a part of the study.
The study would have a follow up of more then 12 months and participants would be requested to visit the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a period of every 3 months. The participants would be even undergoing a comprehensive scan of the structure and function of their heart.
The University of Queensland researchers would ask the participants to measure and check the blood pressure of the participants from the specialized doctors in hypertension. These participants would receive the clinical data later.