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Renal Denervation Shows Health Benefits In A Number Of Areas
2012-08-28 11:34:02

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dull headaches, Dizzy spells. Nosebleeds. These are just a few of the symptoms of high blood pressure. There are medications to treat high blood pressure, but not all patients can be treated with the drugs available on the market. After conducting various studies, researchers recently discovered that renal denervation could lead to the reduction of blood pressure at a significant and sustained rate over an 18-month period for...

2012-01-18 00:29:06

Procedure offers new hope to the quarter-million Canadians for whom drugs to lower blood pressure are not effective Doctors at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre today performed a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat high blood pressure, called renal denervation, for the first time in Canada. The procedure can significantly reduce high blood pressure in patients who cannot effectively treat their hypertension through drugs. These patients, numbering approximately 250,000 Canadians,...

2011-12-20 12:40:00

Procedure may stop 'flight or fight' stress response impacting heart What do sweaty palms and abnormal heart rhythms have in common? Both can be initiated by the nervous system during adrenaline-driven "flight or fight" stress reaction when the body senses danger. Governed by the sympathetic nervous system, an abnormal "flight or fight" stress response which causes excessive sweaty palms (called hyperhidrosis) may also contribute to problems like dangerous irregular heart rhythms from...

2011-11-09 10:38:33

Research work drawn up by specialists from the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the University of Navarra Hospital has shown that, after surgical treatment for facial paralysis through using muscular transplant and nervous transposition (connection of facial muscle to a nerve different from the injured facial nerve), the brain of a woman — in comparison to that of a male - manages to adapt itself better, recovers the spontaneous smile and has a greater time...

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