Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cost effectiveness of blood pressure device evaluated

Cost effectiveness of blood pressure device evaluated"A study conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center demonstrates that, for certain patient populations, an experimental device that lowers blood pressure may be a cost effective treatment. The implantable device, called Rheos, is in advanced stages of testing for individuals with drug resistant hypertension. The study - which appears in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension - used data from two large population-based studies and compared the incidence of adverse health events such as stroke and heart attack for groups of individuals with and without the blood pressure lowering benefit of the device" - ScienceDaily

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