Implantable device to beat high blood pressure

May 8, 2014 11:31 PM

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An implantable device that reduces blood pressure by sending electrical signals to the brain has been created by a group of researchers in Germany.

The device has successfully reduced the blood pressure in rats by 40 per cent without any major side effects, and could offer hope for a significant proportion of patients worldwide who do not respond to existing medical treatment for the condition.

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