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News: New device could improve how blood pressure is measured

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New device could improve how blood pressure is measured 

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New device could improve how blood pressure is measured 

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Researchers at the NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre have developed a sensor worn on the wrist that measures the pressure of blood leaving the heart throughout the day. The new device reveals that blood pressure measured close to the heart is much higher during sleep than previously realized. Night time blood pressure is a strong predictor of both heart disease and stroke. The new data indicate that the night-time decline in blood pressure may be less extensive than previously thought. The research, published in the June edition of the journal Hypertension, could have significant implications for the evaluation of future therapies as drugs used to treat high blood pressure can have markedly different effects on pressure close to the heart, compared to that traditionally measured in the arm.

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UCL press release 

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14/06/2013 

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12/07/2013 

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Created at 14/06/2013 14:58  by Leonilde Yahyaoui 
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