New approach for lowering blood pressure


There is a new experimental way to lower blood pressure without medication. It’s a unique approach, part of a multi-center study at The Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute, under the direction of Dr. Herb Aronow, an interventional cardiologist.

A few months ago, Mary Elkins, of Taunton, enrolled in the study.

“When I entered the study, I believe it (her blood pressure) was running 145-150 and sometimes over to 160 over 90-95 and that was on medication,” said Elkins.

Part of being in this study is you have to go off any high blood pressure medications for six months. However, patients are monitored very closely.

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