Value of central Blood Pressure for GUIDing managEment of hypertension (BP GUIDE Study) (2009–2012)
A pressure pulse may be felt at the wrist with every heart beat. New technology allows the analysis of this pulse and measurement of blood pressure (BP) at the heart (central BP) . This information may help doctors improve the decision making process regarding a patient's risk related to BP as well as the effect of drug treatment. The study aims to test this theory. It is expected that the new technology will improve the way people with high BP are identified and treated.