Navigation Links
Implantable Device May Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension
Date:7/27/2011

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- For people with high blood pressure that medication can't control, a new implantable device shows promise, researchers report.

The device, surgically placed just below the collarbone, sends a four- to six-volt electrical jolt to the carotid arteries. This is said to lower blood pressure through a process known as baroreflex activation therapy.

The device might help tackle a growing problem, said the lead author of the study, which was funded by CVRx Inc., the device's maker.

"We are seeing more patients with resistant hypertension these days," noted Dr. John D. Bisognano, who is a consultant for CVRx Inc. and a professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at the University of Rochester. "There are a lot of heavier people. There are a lot of diabetic people. We are also realizing that the available drug treatment can't solve the problem for everybody."

As he explained it, the pulses generated by the implant trick the body into thinking that blood pressure has spiked. In response, the body sends out regulators that cause blood pressure to fall.

The results of a new trial were presented in April at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology in New Orleans and are now being published in the July 27 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The phase 3 trial included 265 patients whose systolic blood pressure (the top number in a reading) was high -- an average of 179 mmHg, according to Bisognano. He said the patients were hypertensive despite taking up to three blood pressure medications.

Blood pressure readings higher than 140/90 mmHg increase the risk of heart and kidney disease, stroke and death, experts note.

In one group of patients the device was activated one month after implantation, while in another group activation of the device was delayed for six months.

Th
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Implantable Device May Help Ease Tough Migraines
2. Implantable Device May Lower Tough-to-Treat Hypertension
3. Many May Get Unneeded Implantable Defibrillators
4. Implantable Sensor Measures Blood Sugar Levels
5. Vital functions monitored with wearable and implantable devices
6. UT Southwestern ophthalmologist helps develop device for monitoring degenerative eye disease
7. Internal bleeding higher with popular heart device than earlier model
8. Children experience wrist and finger pain when using gaming devices and mobile phones over time
9. New Stanford device could reduce surgical scarring
10. ESC Policy Conference makes recommendations for new EU medical device legislation
11. Researchers develop device to measure brain temperature non-invasively
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Implantable Device May Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension 
(Date:3/2/2015)... Hawaii (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 Four Seasons ... is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, having officially opened ... milestone, the luxury resort is honoring over 70 employees who ... resort -- from amongst the approximately 400 original employees. ... the Resort’s Oceanfront Lawn. , This Four Seasons ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... TX (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 What ... How should physicians request references? When are interviews scheduled, ... analyze employment opportunities?, Both training and practicing physicians who ... to these questions and more at the PracticeLink Physician ... 18. The drop-in Job Fair is from 5:30 to ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... Organic Skin Care, the leader in natural, organic and ... of the Balance Collection, an innovative treatment routine designed ... combination skin. The Balancing Masque Duo, presented in a ... products, consists of the Charcoal T-Zone Purifier and the ... a divided jar, contains both the Green Tea T-Zone ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... 2015 Security Life Insurance Company ... market, announced the addition of stand-alone individual vision ... Insurance launched today, complete with two plan options. ... the VSP® Vision Care network encompassing a strong ... space. The PrimeStar Select Vision plan will use ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... Comparing a new source of vehicle ... Quotes Pros portal this year. A broad range of ... that are being supplied through the finder at ... prices available for each policy is now provided in ... user will first be asked to present their unique ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Celebrating Four Seasons Resort Maui’s 25th Anniversary 2Health News:PracticeLink to Host a Career Advancement Workshop and Job Fair in Houston 2Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Launches Innovative Collection for Combination Skin 2Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Launches Innovative Collection for Combination Skin 3Health News:Security Life Insurance Company Launches Individual Vision Insurance Product 2Health News:United Auto Insurance Rates Now Quoted at Consumer Insurance Portal Online 2
... SEATTLE, Sept. 15 A new report issued by ... predicting medical claim costs. The research demonstrates that the commonly ... may not be the best indicator of future healthcare costs. ... calculated as a function of a person,s height and weight, and ...
... Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Scientists from the Samuel Lunenfeld ... discovered a molecular link between intelligence and curiosity, which ... learning. , In a paper, published in Neuron, Dr. ... Saab, Ph.D candidate at the Lunenfeld, studied the interaction ...
... , , CALABASAS HILLS, ... strategy and technology consulting firm, is the recipient of The ... longtime support and involvement in the fight against Lou Gehrig,s ... a corporate partner for supporting and advancing the mission and ...
... Sept. 15 Pooper Scooper convention? You mean picking ... but it,s the 7th annual Pooper Scooper convention coming ... of October. The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists ... special event every year since its formation in 2002. ...
... , BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 15 A ... of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability." According to ... from any background who can make a positive difference in the ... To inspire young people to realize their potential for heroic greatness, ...
... prevent many adverse events, researchers say , TUESDAY, Sept. ... travel by emergency air transport, one in 20 experience ... low blood pressure or need to be resuscitated, Canadian ... risk, as are those with heart disease, traumatic injuries ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Milliman Report Addresses the Potential Impact of Height and Weight on Medical Costs 2Health News:Canadian researchers discover the first-ever link between intelligence and curiosity 2Health News:The ALS Association Honors Booz Allen Hamilton With the Inaugural Partnership for Success Award 2Health News:The ALS Association Honors Booz Allen Hamilton With the Inaugural Partnership for Success Award 3Health News:The ALS Association Honors Booz Allen Hamilton With the Inaugural Partnership for Success Award 4Health News:aPaws 7th Annual Pooper Scooper Convention and Turd Herding Contest - October 16-18, 2009 2Health News:Children's Author Tells America's Youth To 'Dream Big' By Inspiring The Hero In Every Child 2Health News:Children's Author Tells America's Youth To 'Dream Big' By Inspiring The Hero In Every Child 3Health News:Emergency Medical Transport By Air Carries Risks 2
(Date:2/27/2015)... Feb. 27, 2015  Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... Barclays 2015 Annual Healthcare Conference on March 10 in ... Dan Brennan , executive vice president and chief financial ... Relations, will participate in a 25-minute question and answer ... approximately 1:05 p.m. ET. Following a 5-minute break, a ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Mass. , Feb. 27, 2015   Synageva ... ), a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for ... Disorders™ (NORD™), the European Organisation for Rare Diseases™ ... the world in observing Rare Disease Day. ... year, patient organizations, industry, and other participants conduct ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... /CNW/ - Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the "Company" or "Covalon") (TSXV: ... results for its first quarter ended December 31, 2014. ... 31, 2014, revenue was $1,336,685. Operating expenses were $1,063,393. ... per share.  Covalon,s President and CEO, ... with the significant progress we have made over the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Boston Scientific to Participate in the Barclays 2015 Annual Healthcare Conference 2Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 2Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 3Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 4Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 5Synageva BioPharma Joins NORD, EURORDIS, And The Global Genes Project In Support Of Rare Disease Day 2015 6Covalon Announces First Quarter Financial Results 2Covalon Announces First Quarter Financial Results 3
... 9, 2010 NewCardio, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... today that Dr. Samuel George, NewCardio,s Senior Medical Advisor, ... blinded "testing" dataset, conducted independently by the Cardiac Safety ... be held on December 9, 2010, at the headquarters ...
... Nov. 9, 2010 The addition of Cimzia® ... with a rapid clinical response, improved function and ... adult rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients reflecting those seen ... TNF-inhibitor use).  These positive clinical trial data were ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NewCardio to Present Results of QTinno Performance on Cardiac Safety Research Consortium Blinded 'Testing' Dataset 2NewCardio to Present Results of QTinno Performance on Cardiac Safety Research Consortium Blinded 'Testing' Dataset 3NewCardio to Present Results of QTinno Performance on Cardiac Safety Research Consortium Blinded 'Testing' Dataset 4New Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) Data Show a Significant, Rapid Clinical Response and Reduced Disease Activity Among Diverse Patient Populations With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 2New Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) Data Show a Significant, Rapid Clinical Response and Reduced Disease Activity Among Diverse Patient Populations With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 3New Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) Data Show a Significant, Rapid Clinical Response and Reduced Disease Activity Among Diverse Patient Populations With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 4New Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) Data Show a Significant, Rapid Clinical Response and Reduced Disease Activity Among Diverse Patient Populations With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 5New Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) Data Show a Significant, Rapid Clinical Response and Reduced Disease Activity Among Diverse Patient Populations With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 6New Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) Data Show a Significant, Rapid Clinical Response and Reduced Disease Activity Among Diverse Patient Populations With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 7New Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) Data Show a Significant, Rapid Clinical Response and Reduced Disease Activity Among Diverse Patient Populations With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 8New Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) Data Show a Significant, Rapid Clinical Response and Reduced Disease Activity Among Diverse Patient Populations With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 9New Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) Data Show a Significant, Rapid Clinical Response and Reduced Disease Activity Among Diverse Patient Populations With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 10
... for this technique is acquired tricuspid ... for tricuspid repair are based on ... diagnosed by angiography and dye dilution ... patients with an irreversible tricuspid insufficiency, ...
... Clinic Pro Medical Billing proudly offers ... for your area of expertise. ... specific diagnosis codes and medical records ... general practice, ob/gyn, sports medicine, ophthalmology, ...
Lacrimal Intubation Set w/Retrieval Device. Size: Probes 23g x 4-1/4"....
... PLUS pachometers are acknowledged to be the ... pachometers available. These benefits are due to ... and smallest tip footprint available coupled with ... for every displayed reading. Thus corneal thickness ...
Medicine Products: