Investigation of inter-arm blood pressure differences during paediatric exercise testing

Research Opportunity
Honours
Project Status
Future
Department
Paediatrics
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Michael Cheung Personal web page
Dr Jonathan Mynard Personal web page

Project Details

The research questions are i) what is the frequency of interarm blood pressure difference (defined as >10 mmHg) pre- and post-exercise in children undergoing exercise tests in the Cardiology clinic? ii) are interarm pressure differences more frequent in children with cardiovascular disease? and iii) to what degree can interarm blood pressure differences be explained by interarm differences in arterial stiffness? The last question will be evaluated via direct measurements using finger photoplethysmography and also using an established computer model of the cardiovascular system.



Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine, Cardiometabolic



Research Opportunities

Honours
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Key Contact

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Department

Paediatrics

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital