How Treatment Involving Sonic Blast Could Benefit Up to 75,000 Britons with Sky-High Blood Pressure
A radical new treatment for severe high blood pressure could slash sufferers’ risk of heart attacks and strokes. The one-off therapy, which takes about an hour, involves blasting nerves in the kidneys with sound waves to stop them sending signals to the brain that drive up blood pressure.
More than a third of patients are able to stop taking blood pressure tablets altogether after the ultrasound treatment, while others are able to cut right back – reducing the risk of side effects ranging from diarrhea and dizziness to headaches and fatigue.
Doctors say the treatment lowers ...