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."