Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Shocking Development

Here's an excerpt from an article at MIT Review describing how medical researchers believe that they can reduce blood pressure through the use of strategically place electrical implants in the body:
An implantable device that reduces blood pressure by stimulating a nerve in the neck could someday be an alternative to drugs for controlling hypertension. The device is one of the latest efforts to use a nerve-stimulating implant to treat a medical condition.
Such implants might offer new hope to those with extreme hypertension. Up to 30 percent of people with high blood pressure cannot be fully treated with medication, and some patients taking the drugs suffer from side effects including fatigue and light-headedness.
It's a fascinating article and well-worth your time.