Targeted LOWering of Central Blood Pressure in patients with hypertension: a randomised controlled trial (LOW CBP study)

  • Abhayaratna, Walter P. (PI)
  • Sharman, James E. (PI)
  • Stowasser, Michael (PI)
  • Stewart, Simon (CoI)

Project Details

Description

Brief description For over 100 years doctors have measured blood pressure (BP) using a cuff at the upper arm. However, this method has many drawbacks that can result in inappropriate treatment decisions. New technology has emerged to measure central BP, which allows a more accurate BP assessment and may improve patient care. This study will test the clinical value of this new measure of central BP. Findings are expected to lead to a change in the way that people with high BP are diagnosed and managed by doctors.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1331/12/17

Keywords

  • Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
  • Cardiology (Incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • blood pressure
  • cardiac hypertrophy
  • clinical effectiveness
  • clinical trial
  • hypertension
  • intervention study