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Monday, 9 September 2013

Cutting nerves in the neck to treat high blood pressure?

According to an experimental study published in Nature Communications, severing key nerves in the
neck may provide a new option for lowering high blood pressure.

Considering new approaches to treating high blood pressure (hypertension) is crucial. High blood pressure is a very common and important cause of disease and death resulting from problems with the heart, and with the blood vessels in the body and brain.

Treatment to lower high blood pressure is supposed to continue for decades. However, even by 12 months after the starting treatment, around 50% of patients are not taking their tablets regularly, if at all.

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