For the treatment of high blood pressure first used deep brain stimulation


2017-03-01 19:00:05




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Hypertension, or simply high blood pressure, — the phenomenon is not that rare, but quite dangerous. Even a slight chronic increase in pressure is able to cause serious changes in the body. The increase of pressure up to 150/100 mm Hg. article (while the norm is 120/80 mm Hg. calendar) is considered serious enough, but a resident of the UK Emily Hoffmann, suffering from this disease for 10 years, was admitted to the hospital at the University of Bristol with far greater numbers, exceeding the norm more than 2 times: 320/150 mmHg. article.

As mentioned above, Emily Hoffmann was suffering from high blood pressure for 10 years. Apply medication had a very bad effect, and the doctors couldn't determine the cause of hypertension. Mrs. Hoffmann was tormented by constant migraines. Doctor Emily Angus Nightingale said that for the first time by measuring the pressure of the patient and seeing the figure 320/150 mmHg. article, he could not believe his eyes and couldn't understand how she managed to survive with such high pressure, because at any moment you could have a stroke. Then it was decided to use deep brain stimulation.

The process is as follows: in the medulla of the patient electrode is introduced, which is connected to a device similar to a cardiac pacemaker. This device stimulates certain areas of the brain. In this case, the impact produced on allowedprivate gray matter. Immediately after the procedure, the patient's pressure fell to 100-150 mm Hg. article, and she was able to abandon seven of the eight drugs that were previously assigned. Of course, the pressure of the patient is still quite high – around 180-220/130 mm Hg. article, but still it is not that life-threatening and critical numbers.


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