New method to cure high BP developed in UK
London: Offering hope to hundreds of
thousands of people who suffer from high blood pressure,
scientists here have developed a revolutionary procedure to
effectively cure the condition under an hour.
The new procedure, called renal sympathetic-nerve
ablation, involves inserting a wire into a blood vessel close
to the kidneys to burn through nerves which carry signals that
stimulate high blood pressure, media reported today.
It disrupts signals from the brain telling the kidneys
to keep blood pressure raised. Initial tests suggest it can be
effective within three months.
Anthony Henry, 68, a retired chef from Stratford in
east London, became the first person in Britain to have the
About 15 million people in Britain suffer from high
blood pressure, also known as hypertension, with as many as
half of those cases undiagnosed.
About one in ten sufferers cannot control the
condition with medication or cannot tolerate the drugs,
leaving them at greater risk.
Hundreds of thousands of people face a lifetime on
medication to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke or
Claiming it as the most exciting development in the
field in the last 50 years, doctors said they could treat the
condition with a simple procedure in under an hour.
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