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New Procedure May Aid Stubborn High Blood Pressure

Latest By Subhasish Dutta , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Dec 24, 2012
New Procedure May Aid Stubborn High Blood Pressure

Deactivating overactive nerves in kidney could help people with high BP.

New Procedure May Aid Stubborn High Blood Pressure

A new study has claimed that people who can’t get their high blood pressure down with drugs could benefit from a new procedure that deactivates the overactive nerves in the kidneys.


[Read: Medications to Control High Blood Pressure]


The procedure which is already used in the European countries can serve as a boon to the millions of people affected by resistant hypertension, a primary cause for several health concerns such as stroke, heart attack, kidney diseases, etc.

Doctors make small incision in the artery located near the groin and use it to thread a catheter up to the kidneys. A machine is then used to fire short bursts of radio waves to deaden the sympathetic nerves. The procedure is done under local anesthesia.

According to the doctors, the sympathetic nerves are the stimulant nerves of kidneys and cause the body to retain sodium that shoots blood pressure.


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