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Researcher: Picone, DS (Dr Dean Picone)

Fields of Research

Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Preventative health care
Primary health care
Artificial intelligence
Disease surveillance
Health systems
Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Health services and systems
Exercise physiology
Major global burdens of disease
General practice
Social determinants of health

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Evaluation of health outcomes
Primary care
Preventive medicine
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Behaviour and health
Health status (incl. wellbeing)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A roadmap of strategies to support cardiovascular researchers: from policy to practice; Nature Reviews. Cardiology
Accuracy of cuff-measured blood pressure: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses; Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Accuracy of noninvasive central blood pressure estimation: still a long 'wave' to go; Journal of Hypertension
Accurate measurement of blood pressure; Artery Research
Aortic-to-brachial artery stiffness gradient is not blood pressure independent; Journal of Human Hypertension
Aortic-to-brachial stiffness gradient and kidney function in type 2 diabetes; Journal of Hypertension
Arterial reservoir characteristics and central-to-peripheral blood pressure amplification in the human upper limb; Journal of Hypertension
Associations of reservoir-excess pressure parameters derived from central and peripheral arteries with kidney function; American Journal of Hypertension
Blood pressure devices need proper testing immediately; Australian Pharmacist
Blood pressure devices need proper testing immediately; Australian Pharmacist
Blood pressure during blood collection and the implication for absolute cardiovascular risk assessment; Pulse
Brachial and radial systolic blood pressure are not the same: evidence to support the Popeye phenomenon; Hypertension
Brachial-cuff excess pressure is associated with carotid intima-media thickness among Australian children: a cross-sectional population study; Hypertension Research
Brachial-to-radial SBP amplification: implications of age and estimated central blood pressure from radial tonometry; Journal of Hypertension
Brachial-to-radial systolic blood pressure amplification in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus; Journal of Human Hypertension
Clarity in validation protocols for central blood pressure devices; Journal of Hypertension
Clinical relevance of exaggerated exercise blood pressure; Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Comparison between cuff-based and invasive systolic blood pressure amplification; Journal of Hypertension
Comparison of manual and automated auscultatory blood pressure during graded exercise among people with type 2 diabetes; Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Content and delivery preferences for information to support the management of high blood pressure; Journal of human hypertension
Country experiences on the path to exclusive use of validated automated blood pressure measuring devices within the HEARTS in the Americas Initiative; Journal of Human Hypertension
Cuff under pressure for greater accuracy
Discovery of new blood pressure phenotypes and relation to accuracy of cuff devices used in daily clinical practice; Hypertension
Exaggerated blood pressure response to early stages of exercise stress testing and presence of hypertension; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Excess pressure as an analogue of blood flow velocity; Journal of Hypertension
Global proliferation and clinical consequences of non-validated automated BP devices; Journal of Human Hypertension
HEARTS in the Americas: a global example of using clinically validated automated blood pressure devices in cardiovascular disease prevention and management in primary health care settings; Journal of Human Hypertension
Highlights from the International Society of Hypertension's New Investigators Network during 2019; Journal of Hypertension
How to check whether a blood pressure monitor has been properly validated for accuracy; Journal of Clinical Hypertension
How to find and use validated blood pressure measuring devices; Journal of Human Hypertension
Identification of the optimal protocol for automated office blood pressure measurement among patients with treated hypertension; American Journal of Hypertension
Identifying Isolated Systolic Hypertension from Upper-Arm Cuff Blood Pressure Compared with Invasive Measurements; Hypertension
Influence of age on upper arm cuff blood pressure measurement; Hypertension
Intra-arterial analysis of the best calibration methods to estimate aortic blood pressure; Journal of Hypertension
Known unknowns of sex differences in cardiovascular physiology – can arterial waveforms provide answers?; Journal of Hypertension
Lack of strategic funding and long-term job security threaten to have profound effects on cardiovascular researcher retention in Australia; Heart Lung and Circulation
Longitudinal changes in excess pressure independently predict declining renal function among healthy individuals - A pilot study; American Journal of Hypertension
May Measurement Month 2019: an analysis of blood pressure screening results from Australia; European Heart Journal Supplements
Measuring the interaction between the macro- and micro-vasculature; Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Non-invasive measurement of reservoir pressure parameters from brachial-cuff blood pressure waveforms; Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Nonvalidated home blood pressure devices dominate the online marketplace in Australia: major implications for cardiovascular risk management; Hypertension
Optimal automated unobserved office blood pressure protocol: only 6-minutes and two readings may be needed
Paucity of evidence for the effectiveness of prophylactic low-dose oxytocin protocols (<5;IU) compared with 5IU in women undergoing elective caesarean section: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials; European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Perceptions of pharmacists on the quality of automated blood pressure devices: a national survey; Journal of human hypertension
Physiological and clinical insights from reservoir-excess pressure analysis; Journal of Human Hypertension
Pulsatile interaction between the macro-vasculature and micro-vasculature: proof-of-concept among patients with type 2 diabetes; European Journal of Applied Physiology
Response by Armstrong et al to Letter Regarding Article “Brachial and Radial Systolic Blood Pressure Are Not the Same: Evidence to Support the Popeye Phenomenon”; Hypertension
Sex differences in blood pressure and potential implications for cardiovascular risk management; Hypertension
Sex differences in pressure and flow waveform physiology across the life course; Journal of hypertension
The accuracy in measurement of blood pressure (AIM‐BP) collaborative: background and rationale; Journal of Clinical Hypertension
The impact of small to moderate inaccuracies in assessing blood pressure on hypertension prevalence and control rates; Journal of Clinical Hypertension
The influence of SBP amplification on the accuracy of form-factor-derived mean arterial pressure; Journal of Hypertension
Validation status of blood pressure measuring devices sold globally; Journal of the American Medical Association
Validation study to determine the accuracy of central blood pressure measurement using the Sphygmocor Xcel cuff device; Hypertension
Weak and fragmented regulatory frameworks on the accuracy of blood pressure-measuring devices pose a major impediment for the implementation of HEARTS in the Americas; Journal of Clinical Hypertension
YOUNG INVESTIGATORS: Putting the pressure on nonvalidated blood pressure monitors; Hypertension News

Research Projects

A smarter way to measure blood pressure; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Accurate blood pressure with machine learning; Heart Foundation (HF)
Accurate blood pressure with machine learning; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Expanding efforts to improve the accuracy of blood pressure measurement and cardiovascular disease prediction; Heart Foundation (HF)
Saving lives with better blood pressure measurement; Heart Foundation (HF)
Increasing the global availability of validated blood pressure devices: (VALID BP) a translational project of the Lancet Commission on Hypertension Group

Research Candidate Supervision