Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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