Permanent Cure for High BP with Radio Waves

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Aug 28, 2012
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Permanent Cure for High BP with Radio Waves

Radio waves may soon be used for curing BP permanently, claims study. Scientists have developed a therapy which would zap the kidney with radio waves to treat High BP successfully. It is expected that this breakthrough research would provide a suitable alternative to High BP patients whose condition does not favourably with drugs.


The research, carried out by Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute of Melbourne, Australia, is known as renal denervation. It may become a part of treatment available from National Health Service of UK subject to the trials subsequent to the successful ones that have shown to be very promising. The improvement shown after the treatment has been dramatic in the trials.


High blood pressure can lead to severe diseases such as kidney failure, stroke and heart disease. There are five different types of medications available for treating this condition, but they are not enough for some people.


In the technique, radio waves are delivered to the kidney through a catheter to demolish the lining of tiny nerves that have formed in the lining of the arteries of kidney. As the faulty signals from the brain to these nerves are often responsible for diabetes, this treatment has been found to be very useful in treating the condition.

 

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