Renal sympathetic nerve ablation for the management of resistant hypertension: an update
Alicia A Thorp, Robyn N Larsen, Markus P Schlaich
CURRENT OPINION IN NEPHROLOGY AND HYPERTENSION | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2013
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim is to provide clinicians with a concise update on renal sympathetic nerve ablation in the management of resistant hypertension. The review will specifically discuss the latest clinical trial findings, technological advancements in ablation modalities and expert guidelines for patient eligibility. Novel therapeutic applications beyond blood pressure (BP) control will also be discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: Follow-up data from the Symplicity Clinical Trials Program provides further evidence for the safety of the procedure and substantiates a sustained reduction in BP in most patients with resistant hypertension. Recently published expert consensus statements recommend th..View full abstract
M.P.S. is supported by a Senior Research Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. A.A.T and R.L. are supported by an NHMRC of Australia Grant.r This research was funded in part by the grants from the National Health and Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.