Jennifer Ringrose led the study with Rajdeep Padwal. Both are UAlberta researchers in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine.
In a study published in the American Journal of Hypertension, researchers from the U of A have found that up to 70 per cent of readings from home blood-pressure monitors are “unacceptably inaccurate.”
Funded by the University Hospital Foundation, Jennifer Ringrose (’98 MSc), co-author Raj Padwal and their team tested dozens of in-home blood-pressure monitors.
"High blood pressure is the Number 1 cause of death and disability in the world," said Ringrose. "We need to make sure that home blood-pressure readings are accurate."