RESPeRATE, the only medical device cleared by the FDA and CE-approved for the adjunctive treatment of hypertension, is highlighted as an effective treatment for high blood pressure in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
The article, written by Elayne DeSimone, ANP, PhD, encourages the entire clinical community, in particular nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to provide individual attention and discuss non-traditional methods when treating patients who suffer from high blood pressure.
RESPeRATE is a natural treatment for high blood pressure, lowering blood pressure through breathing techniques with no side effects. Ten separate clinical studies have proven the device’s efficacy and safety, and RESPeRATE is now featured in more than 20 popular and professional text books.
“A patient needs to fully understand his or her individual degree of risk, as well as the consequences of remaining untreated, to feel motivated to take an active part in their healthcare and be compliant with treatment,” says DeSimone. “Seven out of 10 patients are not able to achieve their lower blood pressure goals with medication alone, and it is critically important to inform patients of non-drug treatment options to effectively treat both high blood pressure and its potential co-morbidities.”
DeSimone highlights the impact of the nurse practitioner as an important source of information and empowerment for the patient. Early detection, monitoring and treatment of high blood pressure can dramatically reduce the number of hypertensive Americans and have a substantial impact on its associated consequences, both clinically and economically.
Diet, exercise and adjunctive treatments are discussed as a way to help patients develop a new routine that fits into their lifestyles and improve treatment compliance. RESPeRATE is highlighted by DeSimone as a treatment that has been proven in multiple clinical studies to produce a significant and lasting decrease in blood pressure, averaging a reduction of 14 points systolic and 8 points diastolic.