HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
White-coat effect is virtually eliminated using a non-drug hypertension

San Francisco -- May 16, 2005 -- The "White Coat" Effect, a condition that affects up to 25% of hypertensive patients, was virtually eliminated by a non-drug hypertension treatment device, named RESPeRATE. The "White Coat Effect" refers to the common finding that blood pressures measured in doctors' offices are usually higher than those measured at home or in other settings. Individuals whose blood pressures in the medical office rise = 140/90 mm Hg, but are normal at home, are often called "White Coat Hypertensives." The new finding, released today at the Twentieth Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) stems from analyses of pooled data taken from 6 separate clinical trials, performed with the device.

The analysis, led by Dr. William J. Elliott, from the Department of Preventive Medicine, RUSH University Medical Center in Chicago found that 8-weeks of fifteen minutes/day of self-treatment using device-guided slow breathing with the RESPeRATE device resulted in a ~80% reduction of the white-coat effect in the treatment group compared to only ~40% reduction in the control group (21/12 mm Hg reduction of office to home blood pressure difference from initial value in treatment group vs. 11/6 mmHg in control; P=0.002/0.02). No side-effects were reported, and these effects were independent of gender and medication status.

"These findings are very encouraging, especially since this condition (white-coat hypertension) does not usually respond to drug treatment, as giving more antihypertensive drugs often makes the person have too low a blood pressure at home," said Dr. Elliott. "The reduction in both office and home blood pressure and the attenuation of the white-coat effect with the RESPeRATE device are both consistent with a reduction of sympathetic activity, which is a proposed mechanism of how paced breathing works."

These new results further validate and extend the clinical situations in which RESPeRATE
'"/>

Contact: Tom Kirwan
tkirwan@intercure.com
3475287734
InterCure
16-May-2005


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Smokeless tobacco more effective than cigarettes for delivering dangerous carcinogens into the body
2. Grapes, soy and kudzu blunt some menopausal side effects
3. Developing a more effective vaccine for tuberculosis
4. Cost-effective method for gene silencing is featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
5. Negative effects of plastics additive blocked by nutrient supplements
6. Implanon, Norplant and Jadelle are all effective contraceptives -- but side effects vary
7. High blood pressure medication strategy proves effective in Hispanic women
8. Study shows cane sugar, corn sweeteners have similar effects on appetite
9. New compound effectively treats fungal infections
10. Northern forests less effective than tropical forests in reducing global warming
11. Cisplatin is more effective than carboplatin for treating nonsmall cell lung cancer

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/18/2017)... 18, 2017  Socionext Inc., a global expert in SoC-based imaging ... server, the M820, which features the company,s hybrid codec technology. A ... Tera Probe, Inc., will be showcased during the upcoming Medtec Japan ... at the Las Vegas Convention Center April ... Click here for ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... , Apr. 11, 2017 Research and ... Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. ... The global eye tracking market to grow at a ... report, Global Eye Tracking Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on ... covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... 2017 Today HYPR Corp. , leading ... component of the HYPR platform is officially FIDO® ... security architecture that empowers biometric authentication across Fortune 500 ... secured over 15 million users across the financial services ... home product suites and physical access represent a growing ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... any gene in its endogenous context, enabling overexpression experiments and avoiding the use ... with small RNA guides is transformative for performing systematic gain-of-function studies. , ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... 11, 2017 , ... Proscia Inc ., a data ... titled, “Pathology is going digital. Is your lab ready?” with Dr. Nicolas Cacciabeve, ... and how Proscia improves lab economics and realizes an increase in diagnostic confidence.* ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... , ... Disappearing forests and increased emissions are the main causes of the ... Especially those living in larger cities are affected by air pollution related diseases. , ... pollution-affected countries globally - decided to take action. , “I knew I had to ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... San Diego-based team building and cooking events ... announced today. The bold new look is part of a transformation to increase ... a significant growth period. , It will also expand its service offering from its ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: