Latest machines assisting blood pressure treatments

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Sydney, Nov 26 (UNI) A new study shows that treatment options for people with high blood pressure have improved due to the introduction of automated, digital measuring machines.

''The study looked at whether there was any significant difference in health outcomes between the old mercury-based manual monitors and the new machines,'' Dr Tania Winzenberg, Menzies Institute Research Fellow, said.

She furthers said the results were significant for those suffering from cardiovascular disease.

''The automated measurement devices meant the GPs were recording slightly higher readings of blood pressure. We also found that because the devices were easier to use, GPs were a little more likely to take blood pressure readings and also more likely to change their prescribing of medications for high blood pressure,'' the Australian Broadcasting Corporation quoted her as saying.


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