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Hypertension

28 July 2011

Implant may help resistant hypertension

For people with high blood pressure that medication can't control, a new implantable device shows promise, researchers report.

For people with high blood pressure that medication can't control, a new implantable device shows promise, researchers report.

"We are seeing more patients with resistant hypertension these days," noted Dr John D. Bisognano, who is a consultant for CVRx Inc. and a professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at the University of Rochester. "There are a lot of heavier people. There are a lot of diabetic people. We are also realising that the available drug treatment can't solve the problem for everybody."

 

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Dr Jacomien de Villiers qualified as a specialist physician at the University of Pretoria in 1995. She worked at various clinics at the Department of Internal Medicine, Steve Biko Hospital, these include General Internal Medicine, Hypertension, Diabetes and Cardiology. She has run a private practice since 2001, as well as a consultant post at the Endocrine Clinic of Steve Biko Hospital.

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