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Application of standing waves as audible information in hypertension therapy

Pohl, F. and Aditya, Y. N. and Pohl, C. and Supriyanto, E. (2016) Application of standing waves as audible information in hypertension therapy. In: 4th International Conference on Instrumentation, Communications, Information Technology and Biomedical Engineering, ICICI-BME 2015, 2-3 Nov 2015, Bandung, Indonesia.

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Globally, there are 9.4 million cardiovascular deaths accounted for by hypertension complications. Prediction studies reveal that this number will increase to 1.15 billion in 2025 due to lack of awareness and insufficient treatment. Treatments in lowering blood pressure are less successful. Another factor is the presence of hypertension medication resistance among patients. This suggests that a solution to treat hypertension has to be found in non-pharmalogical approaches. In this study, standing waves are implemented in an audio therapy to lower blood pressure values among the tested patients. 34 subjects from both genders of different age groups joined this study. The results are promising. In total, 65% of the participating patients experienced lower systolic blood pressure values, while 53% experienced lower diastolic values. An important finding is that parallel medication interferes with the therapy and yields no improvement. This study implies that standing waves therapy is an encouraging approach for treating hypertension in a long term. Future studies will be conducted with improved experimental conditions and larger subject groups for better results.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:audio therapy, Hypertension, oscillation, sound
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:73437
Deposited By: Mohd Zulaihi Zainudin
Deposited On:23 Nov 2017 09:37
Last Modified:23 Nov 2017 09:37

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