South West PeninsulaCardiovascular
Start Date: 15 Apr 2016 End Date: 14 Apr 2018

INTERPRESS-IPD: Inter-arm blood pressure difference, cardiovascular events, cerebrovascular disease and mortality: an Individual Patient Data meta-analysis


Inter-arm differences in blood pressure (IAD) are associated with increased cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in varied cohort studies.

INTERPRESS-IPD is an international collaboration to find out more about the link between IAD and mortality risk, by combining individual patient data (IPD) from IAD cohort studies into a single large dataset for IPD meta-analysis.

The project seeks to develop a new prognostic model for cardiovascular risk estimation that includes IAD, and to provide robust evidence on IAD to inform clinical care and future guidelines.

INTERPRESS-IPD is funded via the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme (PB-PG-0215-36009), and the PenCLAHRC Public Involvement Group (PenPIG) supported the funding bid. Find out more in the video above, or read our Exposure article.

Further information on INTERPRESS-IPD can be found on the University of Exeter Medical School website

Related projects

A previous PenCLAHRC-supported research project on hypertension helped to establish the prevalence of inter-arm blood pressure difference and its associations with peripheral vascular disease and reduced cardiovascular event-free survival. 

Find out more about this project on our news pages.

Dr Christopher Clark