CVRx tracks hypertension-treating heart implants with Euro registry | MassDevice.com On Call

July 3, 2012 by MassDevice staff

CVRx Inc. launches a European registry to track treatment with its Barostim neo heart implant for patients with drug-resistant hypertension.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Minneapolis-based CVRx Inc. launched a European registry to track treatment with its Barostim neo device, a heart implant for treatment of drug-resistant hypertension.

The Barostim neo device is designed to trigger the body's natural blood flow regulation system by activating the baroreceptors, located in the carotid artery, which regulate cardiovascular function.

The stimulation effectively tells the arteries to relax, the heart to slow down and the kidneys to reduce fluid in the body, resulting in reduced cardiac exertion, reducing the workload on the heart, according to a press release.

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The new registry is expected to enroll up to 500 patients and track performance outcomes and physician experience.

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