Abstract highlights precede June Neuromodulation Congress

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High Blood Pressure: Thomas Nielsen, Ph.D., will present work toward incorporating a continuous blood pressure monitor in a neuromodulation device to control hypertension. About one billion people suffer from hypertension and some 10 percent of these patients cannot control it with medication. Neuromodulation is an emerging therapy for treatment-resistant hypertension. Since vagus nerve transmissions help regulate blood pressure, a neurostimulator that senses those nerve transmissions may provide a way to indirectly monitor blood pressure, then respond with the appropriate level of stimulation. Preclinical work confirms that electrode readings from the vagus nerve, upon signal processing, correctly identify spikes in blood pressure.
Period19 Apr 2013

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