Med­i­cal trial ‘promis­ing’

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A new pro­ce­dure for peo­ple with high blood pres­sure will be tri­alled in Auck­land next year.

The $1.2 mil­lion twoyear trial will in­volve peo­ple who do not re­spond to blood pres­sure low­er­ing medicine.

The half-hour pro­ce­dure called re­nal den­er­va­tion uses ra­dio fre­quency to dis­rupt the nerves to the kid­ney and re­duce blood pres­sure.

Health Min­is­ter Tony Ryall says the treat­ment is in its early stages but looks promis­ing.

The trial is led by Univer­sity of Auck­land Heart Foun­da­tion Pro­fes­sor Robert Doughty.

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