Updated on 15 June 2012
"Hypertension accounts for millions of deaths every year, so it is encouraging that just ahead of World Hypertension Day, new data demonstrate that there is a safe and effective solution to help reduce blood pressure in patients where other treatments aren't working," said Mr Frank J Callaghan, president of the St. Jude Medical Cardiovascular Division. "The EnligHTN system is truly a unique technology that we believe has the potential to reduce a root cause of some of the world's most burdensome cardiovascular diseases and help patients around the world live more healthy lives."
Hypertension is a root cause of various life-threatening health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. It impacts more than 1 billion people globally, many of whomdo not respond to conventional treatment with medication.