A Proposal of a Fuzzy System for Hypertension Diagnosis

  • Juan Carlos Guzmán
  • Patricia Melin
  • German Prado-Arechiga
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 401)


One of the most dangerous diseases for humans is the Arterial Hypertension, which this kind of disease that often leads to fatal outcomes, such as heart attack, stroke and renal failure. The hypertension seriously threats the health of the people worldwide. One of the dangerous aspects of the hypertension is that you may not know that you have it. In fact, nearly one-third of people who have high blood pressure don’t know it. The only way to know if the blood pressure is high is through the regular checkups. The evaluation of a patient with Hypertension should (1) confirm the diagnosis of hypertension, (2) detect causes of secondary hypertension y (3) assess cardio vascular risk and organ damage. Therefore, is very important a correct measurement of the blood pressure (BP). Traditionally, office BP measurement has been performed using a sphygmomanometer and stethoscope. Recently, automated office and home BP measurements has been proposed as an alternative to traditional measurement. It has several advantages over manual BP, especially in routine clinical practice. Therefore, we have developed a Fuzzy System for the diagnosis of the Hypertension. Firstly, the input parameters include Systolic Blood Pressure and Diastolic Blood Pressure. Secondly, we have as an output parameter: Blood Pressure Levels (BPL). The input linguistic value includes Low, Low Normal, Normal, High Normal, High, Very High, Too High and Isolated Systolic Hypertension. Finally, we have 14 fuzzy rules to determine the diagnosis output.


Fuzzy system Hypertension Diagnosis 



We would like to express our gratitude to the CONACYT and Tijuana Institute of Technology for the facilities and resources granted for the development of this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Carlos Guzmán
    • 1
  • Patricia Melin
    • 1
  • German Prado-Arechiga
    • 2
  1. 1.Tijuana Institute of TechnologyTijuanaMexico
  2. 2.Cardio-DiagnosticoTijuanaMexico

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