Ready in 3 Years, Simple Op to Cure High Blood Pressure
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SEPTEMBER 04, 2013
Nick McDermott, Science Reporter

A simple operation developed by British scientists could cure millions of patients with hard-to-treat high blood pressure.
The procedure involves removing a small cluster of nerves in the throat linked to blood pressure regulation.
Researchers from Bristol University are ‘very hopeful’ the measure could help the estimated 2.5million individuals with hypertension that cannot be controlled by medication.
If given the go-ahead, it could be available within three years as a ‘relatively simple’ day treatment for adults, they say.
Read more: Daily Mail