RESPeRATE is a special device used to reduce blood pressure. It measures and analyzes your breathing pattern and creates musical tones that will guide you in paced breathing. By helping you practice paced breathing, RESPeRATE can relax the muscles around your blood vessels to allow better blood flow and lower blood pressure. This device should be used in combination with other high blood pressure treatment.
RESPeRATE has been evaluated in several different clinical studies. In these studies, the device was compared to an audio player with relaxing music, a blood pressure-monitoring device (that measures blood pressure), or both. This allowed the researchers to make sure the blood pressure-lowering effects of RESPeRATE were actually due to paced breathing, not to the "placebo effect" or simply to the relaxing sound of RESPeRATE.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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List of references (click here):
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. 510(k) for the InterCure Ltd. RESPeRATE. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/pdf2/k020399.pdf. Accessed June 19, 2008.
InterCure Ltd. RESPeRATE clinical information brochure. RESPeRATE Web site. Available at: http://www.resperate.com/clinician/sample/Clinical_Information_Brochure.pdf. Accessed June 19, 2008.
InterCure Ltd. RESPeRATE user manual. RESPeRATE Web site. Available at: http://www.resperate.com/support/user_manual_english_blue.pdf. Accessed June 19, 2008.
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