New implantable device to beat high blood pressure

May 9, 2014 8:58 AM

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New implantable device to beat high blood pressure

BERLIN: An implantable device that can significantly reduce blood pressure by sending electrical signals to the brain has been developed by researchers in Germany.

The device has successfully reduced 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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