Inter-arm differences in blood pressure (IAD) are associated with increased cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in varied cohort studies.
INTERPRESS-IPD is an international collaboration to find out more about the link between IAD and mortality risk, by combining individual patient data (IPD) from IAD cohort studies into a single large dataset for IPD meta-analysis.
The project seeks to develop a new prognostic model for cardiovascular risk estimation that includes IAD, and to provide robust evidence on IAD to inform clinical care and future guidelines.
INTERPRESS-IPD is funded via the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme (PB-PG-0215-36009), and the PenARC Public Engagement Group (PenPEG) supported the funding bid.
A previous PenCLAHRC-supported research project on hypertension helped to establish the prevalence of inter-arm blood pressure difference and its associations with peripheral vascular disease and reduced cardiovascular event-free survival.
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- Dr Chris Clark
- Professor John Campbell
- Dr Fiona Warren
- Professor Rod Taylor, University of Plymouth
- Tim Eames