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2014-06-09 08:27:46

MINNEAPOLIS, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVRx, Inc., a private medical device company, announced today it achieved two significant milestones in its heart failure and hypertension businesses. "We are very excited to announce that CVRx has completed enrollment of our Barostim HOPE4HF heart failure study and that the French Ministry of Health has selected Barostim Therapy(TM) for Resistant Hypertension as one of five investigator-initiated studies it will fund beginning in 2014. We feel...

2014-05-09 13:42:49

Institute of Physics An implantable device that reduces blood pressure by sending electrical signals to the brain has been created by a group of researchers in Germany. The device has successfully reduced the blood pressure in rats by 40 per cent without any major side effects, and could offer hope for a significant proportion of patients worldwide who do not respond to existing medical treatment for the condition. The first results have been published today, 9 May, in IOP...

2014-01-07 08:29:32

Health Economic Analysis Published in the Journal of Hypertension MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVRx, Inc., a privately held medical device company, today announced findings from a health-economic analysis published in the Journal of Hypertension that indicates Barostim Therapy is a cost-effective treatment option for patients with drug resistant hypertension. Based on blood pressure reductions attained with Barostim therapy, the Markov model used for this analysis projected that...

2012-11-06 03:28:39

Spinal cord injury (SCI) can disrupt the body's sensitive signaling mechanisms that control blood pressure, breathing, and oxygen delivery to the heart and other organs during changes in body position. Cardiovascular (CV) disease is a leading cause of illness and death following SCI, and changes in baroreflex sensitivity–the body's ability to detect and respond to changes in blood pressure–may be predictive of a CV event. A comprehensive review article on baroreflex sensitivity...

Exercise Has Benefits, Even When It's Done In Space
2012-03-23 03:28:53

Astronauts have been taking part in short spaceflight missions since 1961. They have only recently begun to spend significantly longer times in space, with missions extending for months, since the days of the Russian Mir space station (1986-2001) and extended stays on the International Space Station (ISS; November 2000). Though earlier studies clearly showed that astronauts on these extended missions suffered serious deficits from lengthy times in a low-gravity environment, including...

2009-01-31 11:15:00

Huijing Xia, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Eric Lazartigues, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, is the lead author on a paper reporting that a recently identified enzyme in the brain plays a critically important role in the central regulation of blood pressure. The LSUHSC research team showed that Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) helps preserve the function of a key spontaneous reflex involved in blood pressure...

2008-11-11 15:00:22

Clinical data on the use of the CVRx(R) Rheos(R) System show Rheos Therapy significantly improved heart structure and function in patients with high blood pressure. Peter W. de Leeuw, professor of medicine and hypertension at the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands, presented the data on November 11 (oral presentation #4426) at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2008 in New Orleans. In addition, data from a pre-clinical study indicate that, after receiving Rheos...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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