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The use of ambulatory tonometric radial arterial wave capture to measure ambulatory blood pressure: the validation of a novel wrist-bound device in adults

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KHM was the study director and principal investigator; he directed the entire study, including protocol development, training of staff, conduct of study, review of findings, and obtaining ethics approval. DN, SYT and HWG were the co-investigators. JT recruited subjects and coordinated the validation sessions. SFL supervised nurses during the validation sessions. ZM and GH managed the data and performed the statistical analysis in accordance with the protocol. WLP and NHC provided technical support. DN, SYT and KHM wrote the paper. All the authors reviewed and approved the final version. This study was funded by HealthSTATS, Singapore.

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WLP is employed by HealthSTATS International. NHC is an executive director of the company. All the other authors have no financial or personal relationships with HealthSTATS International.

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Nair, D., Tan, SY., Gan, HW. et al. The use of ambulatory tonometric radial arterial wave capture to measure ambulatory blood pressure: the validation of a novel wrist-bound device in adults. J Hum Hypertens 22, 220–222 (2008).

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