Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Long-term sustained BP reductions with baroreflex activation therapy

Sustained Reduction of Blood Pressure With Baroreceptor Activation Therapy Results of the 6-Year Open Follow-Up

Literature - de Leeuw PW, Bisognano JD, Bakris GL, et al. - Hypertension 2017

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In treatment-resistant hypertensive patients, baroreflex activation therapy lowers BP in the long-term, particularly in those with HF and preserved ejection fraction. These data suggest that BAT may become an alternative therapeutic option for resistant hypertension in clinical practice.

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