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.