High Blood Pressure Study at Wash. U.

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(KTVI) - If you have high blood pressure, this could be your future: a device that applies heat to interrupt signals from overactive nerves in the kidneys which then lowers blood pressure.

Dr. Jasvinder Singh from Washington University School of Medicine talks about high blood pressure and a new study in which he needs volunteers to test the equipment for the next three years.

The Study:  People enrolling in this study have blood pressure that can't be controlled even though they're taking at least three blood pressure medications a day. To participate in the study, patients must first undergo screening tests to determine whether they are eligible. Their systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading) must average at least 160 millimeters of mercury (normal is considered 120 or less). And they must be taking at least three blood pressure medications at the highest tolerated doses.

Call 314-362-1962 for more information.

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