Mechanical treatment of hypertension nears

Interventional treatment of resistant hypertension by the use of renal artery denervation is nearer with the publication of the latest clinical trial: Simplicity HTN-2 at the recent American Heart Association meeting in Chicago.

In this trial, renal artery denervation was shown to effect a reduction of 32/12 mmHg of systolic/diastolic blood pressure respectively. Read more about the study and commentary from theheart.org here.

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