I feel a promotional campaign underway for the trials of an implantable device to control high blood pressure that is resistant to drug therapy.
NBC did a breathless story on the device a few weeks ago.
And now the Des Moines Register published one that is strikingly similar to the NBC piece.
* No data on harms or benefits
* The closest thing to evidence was a single positive anecdote of patient success
* No independent perspective, only an interview with a single conflicted source
* No estimate of costs of this approach which could be considerable.