DUBLIN, June 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent study has revealed that Irish Company, dabl's computerised system for diagnosing 24 hour blood pressure is more accurate and consistent than a leading group of international hypertension experts.
Conducted by the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, the study analysed the interpretation of numerous blood pressure readings taken over a 24-hour period (known as 'Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement' or ABPM).
It concluded that human observers bring an unacceptable degree of variance to interpretation of ABPM data. By removing the human error, the dabl decision support system (http://www.dabl.ie) prevents diagnostic errors and greatly assists the quality of treatment decisions made by doctors.
The findings of the study are significant in view of the increasing use of ABPM in clinical practice to assess blood pressure control throughout the day and night in patients at risk of cardiovascular events.
It is estimated that high blood pressure is being misdiagnosed in approximately 40% of all instances when measured with traditional single clinic measurement. Its major disadvantage is that the limited number of measurements bears no relationship to the variability of blood pressure over the 24-hour period. ABPM, on the other hand, allows identification of a number of patterns of blood pressure behaviour over the 24-hour period that cannot be identified with any other measurement technique.
|SOURCE dabl Ltd|
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