This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions hypertension, atrial fibrillation, obesity, heart failure, atherosclerosis
Sponsor Health Parametrics Inc.
Start date December 2013
End date September 2015
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT02053623, HPI-219939


Approximately one billion people suffer from hypertension worldwide. At least 10% of this population, that is, 100 million people, also suffers from associated chronic conditions namely, atrial fibrillation (AF), obesity, arterial stiffness (AS), and heart failure (HF). Personal interaction with medical practitioners (doctors) and review of published clinical research confirms that current non-invasive automatic blood pressure (BP) monitors that rely on BP pulse analysis alone cannot provide accurate measurement due to the unpredictable/weak nature of BP pulses in the above-mentioned chronic conditions. Lack of accuracy in BP estimation can lead to wrong diagnoses and hence to complications such as stokes and heart attacks.

The Sponsor is developing a novel non-invasive BP monitor that is similar to existing automatic monitors yet is capable of acquiring and analyzing electrocardiogram (ECG) data in conjunction with BP pulse data to provide better and more accurate measurements in the above chronic conditions.

The objective of this clinical trial is to evaluate the performance of this ECG-assisted BP monitor against invasive BP measurements in a small group of patients who suffer from the above conditions.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective retrospective

Primary Outcomes

Accurate and Consistent Blood Pressure Measurement
time frame: 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion: 1. Patients undergoing an angiography in the catheterization lab who also suffer from at least one of the following chronic conditions: - Established diagnosis of AF. - Obesity characterized by a BMI > 40 (extremely high, Class III). - Established diagnosis of AS. - Established diagnosis of HF. 2. Age ≥ 18 years. Exclusion: 1. Patients unwilling or unable to comply with study requirements. 2. Failure to sign the informed consent form. 3. Age < 18 years.

Additional Information

Official title Evaluation of a Novel Non-Invasive Electrocardiogram-Assisted Blood Pressure Monitor Against Invasive Intra-Arterial Pressure Monitoring - A Pilot Study
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Health Parametrics Inc..