Revolutionary 'skin patch' sounds death knell for blood pressure problems

London, Aug 06 (ANI): Researchers have developed a simple skin patch that can help slash deaths from heart attacks and strokes.

The revolutionary device gradually allows a drug to seep through the skin and into the bloodstream once patients stick it on to their arm, chest or back, the Daily Express reported.

Each patch contains either a four or eight milligram dose and provides a steady flow of bisoprolol, which is a type of beta-blocker

According to experts, having a constant and steady supply of the drug could reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes.

Clinical trials have shown that the new patches also keep blood pressure readings stable throughout a 24-hour -period.

The breakthrough patch, which has been cleared for use in Japan, is expected to be available in the UK within the next couple of years. (ANI)

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