Prostate Treatment Causes Blood Pressure Surges

Many men who receive microwave therapy for enlarged prostates experience significant surges in blood pressure that could raise their risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to new research findings published in the March issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

The Mayo Clinic-led study of 185 consecutive patients who received transurethral microwave therapy at four medical centers found that 42 percent experienced systolic blood pressure surges of more than 30 mm Hg, while 5 percent had surges of more than 70 mm Hg. Lance Mynderse, M.D., a Mayo Clinic urologist, discusses the research findings and what they mean for patients.

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Blood Pressure Surges with Prostate Treatment

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