Nerve zapping treatment to treat hypertension
May 28, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Doctors and research scientist are hopeful a new nerve zapping treatment can curb what some have called America's hypertension epidemic as the population grows rapidly older.
Hypertension or high blood pressure has traditionally been treated with medication.
The new test treatment called renal denervation uses a catheter to burn away overactive nerves near the kidneys that can cause a rise in blood pressure.
Doctors say they are encouraged by early trials. The treatment is being tested on particularly hard to treat cases.
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