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Renal Denervation: Current Status and Future Applications
1 Division of Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Heart Institute, Miami Beach, FL
2 Columbia University Division of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Heart Institute,Miami Beach, FL
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2014, 15(4), 351–357; https://doi.org/10.3909/ricm0720
Published: 30 December 2014
Despite the variety of antihypertensive agents that are available, resistant hypertension remains a significant clinical problem and a substantial economic burden. Over the past several years, renal sympathetic denervation has been introduced as a potential therapeutic option for this clinical problem. It is a catheter-based procedure that is showing promising results and appears to be associated with minimal or low risk. Thus far, two completed clinical trials have demonstrated excellent safety and encouraging outcomes. A review of these trials is the focus of this article, in addition to the analysis of ongoing studies, and the possible future applications of this technique.
Renal sympathetic denervation