New Procedure May Be Cure For High Blood Pressure

December 28, 2009

U.K. (ChattahBox) – A new surgical operation is being hailed as the greatest discovery in high blood pressure in more than 50 years, after it was found to lower the risk of stroke and heart attack by 50%.

The procedure, which is performed by applying small burns tot he nerve responsible in most patients for high blood pressure, may allow most patients to stop all, or most, medication.

This is a huge discovery for those patients that find themselves non-responsive to the medication currently on the market.

“Patients will be able to walk into the hospital and walk out again the same day,” Professor Martin Rothman, the doctor who performed the first ever procedure on a British patient, told the Telegraph, who was there to witness the first step.

“This relatively trivial procedure has the potential to make a serious improvement to the quality of life for the patient. It is very efficient and can lower the blood pressure enough to reduce stroke mortality by 50 per cent.”

Now that it has passed the testing phase it is hoped that the surgery will be developed for massive use in the country and internationally.

Anthony Henry, a 68-year-old retired chef, has been the first recipient.

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4 Responses to “New Procedure May Be Cure For High Blood Pressure”

  1. Blood pressure on December 29th, 2009 7:04 am

    It is perhaps a little reckless to suggest we need to give less attention to healthy eating and lifestyle changes in order to help lower high blood pressure. Surely the prevention of developing high blood pressure by following good diet taking regular exercise and generally looking after yourself is still very importnant?

  2. olivia on December 29th, 2009 2:53 pm

    Blood Pressure – Of course, but that doesn’t discount the level of achievement here. A lot of people have high blood pressure genetically, or as they age, or from certain medications, conditions, ect. Some women have problems after having children….there are a number of factors here. I don’t see it as irresponsible to cover the facts of this surgery itself, rather than taking the time to tell patients with high blood pressure what they already know.

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  4. omron pedometer on January 30th, 2010 5:55 pm

    Very informative article, thx. Keep up the good work

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