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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Allegheny General tests implantable device to aid heart-failure patients

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Researchers at Allegheny General Hospital are evaluating an implantable device to determine whether it helps patients suffering from diastolic heart failure, a life-threatening condition that has no cure or effective treatment.

The study is testing the Rheos System, which works by electrically activating the body's natural blood-flow sensors that regulate cardiovascular function.

The Rheos System is being investigated for patients with drug-resistant hypertension. Preliminary results have demonstrated the device's potential to significantly reduce blood pressure in these cases.

Patients interested in this trial can call Sheila Bernardini at 412-359-3281 or e-mail her at sbernard@wpahs.org.

 

 

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