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Issue Date: March 2010


Best Doctors 2010: An alternative to blood pressure medications

Dr. John Blebea
Ryan Dezember

Some 7 million U.S. residents suffer from high blood pressure that can require multiple medications to control. But Dr. John Blebea has found that stimulating sensors in the neck’s carotid arteries with an implanted device can trigger the brain to expand the artery walls and lower blood pressure. Blebea likens it to a pacemaker for hypertension. “We’ve seen very dramatic drops in blood pressure in people that have, for many years, had resistant blood pressure that could not be reduced with any number of drugs,” says Blebea, chief of the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy and the director of the vascular center at University Hospitals.

Comments:
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 10:09:19 PM by James Glaze
As an african american i would like to know how dose most of your clint's pay for this treatment and is it for everyone ? As an african american i know all to well that Medical Bill's is as bad as Hight Blood Pressure, as you know it hit's my community vert hard and not just our health our pockets so as good as this sounds theres not a lot so jump for in my community. If i could offer to this fourm and to you Mr. John Blebea a PPP Patient Payment Plan you can learn more as i did here at practice-profit.Com or net. thank's from someone that loves his community as a whole.

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