Israel, US researchers develop software that predicts blood pressure instability

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Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem have developed software to predict blood pressure instability in intensive care patients.

The software can monitor vital signs in real time and applies algorithms to predict impending episodes of hemodynamic instability, such as hemorrhagic shock, potentially up to several hours before symptoms first appear on currently available monitoring systems.

This is a critical window when clinical intervention is most successful, the researchers said in a joint statement on Tuesday.