Episode 65: A most important measure

Cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke kills more people worldwide and in Australia than any other disease. Blood pressure is the single most important risk factor yet measuring it can be extremely difficult. 

Niamh interviews Prof. James Sharman and Dr. Dean Picone about their work that showed there are nearly 1,000 different blood pressure devices available to Australians but only 1 in 5 of those are tested for accuracy. This is hugely important as accurate blood pressure measurement is crucial for helping doctors decide to start lifesaving medications. 

Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS)
Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles)
Media & Promotion: Olivia Holloway (@LivHolloway_) & Kate Johnson (@KatePlantPhys)

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