Renal denervation for hypertension

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Abstract

Hypertension is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Effective therapies are needed for resistant hypertension, a common condition characterized by inadequate blood pressure control despite 3 or more medications, which is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. Percutaneous catheter-based renal denervation is a promising new treatment offering the potential to improve blood pressure control, reduce cardiovascular risk, and target end-organ damage in patients with resistant hypertension. Initial studies have demonstrated procedural safety and effectiveness in blood pressure reduction up to 2 years after procedure. Large randomized control trials are necessary and currently underway to define further the role of renal denervation and long-term consequences in the treatment of resistant hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-51
Number of pages17
JournalCurrent Problems in Cardiology
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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