Investigation of inter-arm blood pressure differences during paediatric exercise testing
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- Royal Melbourne Hospital
|Dr Michael Cheung||Personal web page|
|Dr Jonathan Mynard||Personal web page|
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.
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