The following articles have the tag renal denervation
AUSTRALIAN researchers say their novel technique for renal nerve deactivation effectively reduces high blood pressure in patients resistant to drug treatments. The renal denervation procedure is “safe, quick and minimally invasive”, and may eventually offer a way to reduce patients’ drug load, say the developers, from Melbourne’s Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. The procedure involves inserting a catheter through the groin into the renal arteries, where it emits radio frequency energy to deactivate the surrounding renal sympathetic nerves. This results in a sustained reduction in blood pressure. Research supporting the technique’s efficacy was presented to ...
PATIENTS with resistant hypertension may achieve a significant decrease in blood pressure following renal denervation. An international research team headed by Professor Henry Krum of Monash University and researchers from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute has found that catheter-based, ablation-induced renal denervation leads to substantial and sustained blood-pressure reduction. After one year, 45 patients underwent the treatment in a proof-of-concept study and recorded an average BP reduction of 27 mmHg, with no adverse events. Lancet 2009; 373:1275-81