About STRIDE BP

About us

STRIDE BP is an international scientific non-profit organization founded by hypertension experts with the mission of improving the accuracy of blood pressure measurement and the diagnosis and management of hypertension globally.

STRIDE BP operates in affiliation with the International Society of Hypertension, the European Society of Hypertension, and the World Hypertension League and is recommended by these organisations for providing guidance on the blood pressure measuring devices that are properly validated and should be used in clinical practice.

It provides lists of validated blood pressure measuring devices for office, home, and ambulatory use in adults, children, and pregnant women according to the latest scientific evidence, as well as interactive educational modules and practice tools for the optimal use of blood pressure measurement methods and devices.

Scientific Structure

STRIDE BP is governed by an Executive Management Board and a Scientific Advisory Board composed of 30 experts from 16 countries in all 5 continents, all of whom are acknowledged authorities in cardiovascular medicine, hypertension and blood pressure measurement research.

Institutional Structure and Framework

STRIDE BP is a non-profit organisation founded in 2019 by hypertension experts from around the world. It has been established within the Hypertension Centre STRIDE-7 at the Athens University in Greece, which is a non-profit research and educational organization founded in 1992 by the European Economic Community STRIDE (Science and Technology for Regional Innovation and Development in Europe) program, aiming to develop research infrastructure facilities across Europe.

References

Stergiou GS, O'Brien E, Myers M, Palatini P, Parati G; STRIDE BP Scientific Advisory Board.
STRIDE BP: an international initiative for accurate blood pressure measurement.
J Hypertens. 2020;38:395-399.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31688462/

Stergiou GS, O'Brien E, Myers M, Palatini P, Parati G, Kollias A, Birmpas D, Kyriakoulis K, Bountzona I, Stambolliu E, Anagnostopoulos I, Karpettas N, Menti A; STRIDE BP Scientific Advisory Board.
STRIDE BP international initiative for accurate blood pressure measurement: Systematic review of published validation studies of blood pressure measuring devices.
J Clin Hypertens 2019;21:1616-1622.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31654494/