Startup CoraVie Medical aims to give patients and their physicians better control over hypertension with a tiny implantable device.
Aimee Garza wants to do for high blood pressure what continuous glucose monitors are doing for diabetes.
The veteran medtech engineer and marketing maven brings 25 years of experience at two of medtech’s biggest companies — Medtronic and Integer — to a problem she’s wanted to solve for years: the suffering caused by cardiovascular disease.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But relying on a once-a-year blood pressure measurement in a doctor’s office is not enough to track what is known as the silent killer. Even periodic measurements taken at home are just that — periodic.