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Catheter-based renal denervation for treatment of resistant hypertension.
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PMID:  22677237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION: Activation of renal sympathetic nerves is associated with the development of hypertension. Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation with radiofrequency energy ablation is a new promising treatment option for resistant hypertension. We here report the first Danish experiences and results with this technique.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nine patients with resistant hypertension and a day-time 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (BP) of 152/89 mmHg ± 10/10 (standard deviation) mmHg despite treatment with 5.4 ± 1.4 anti-hypertensive drugs underwent catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation with the Symplicity catheter.
RESULTS: No periprocedural complications or adverse events during follow-up were observed. Seven patients received complete ablation and two patients only partial ablation. Five patients responded to the treatment with a reduction in day-time 24-hour ambulatory BP from 158/94 ± 13/9 mmHg to 139/82 ± 10/8 mmHg (p < 0.05) at the one month follow-up and a reduction in the number of anti-hypertensive drugs from 5.4 ± 1.6 to 3.4 ± 0.9 (p < 0.05). BP in the remaining four patients was not significantly changed and antihypertensive therapy was not changed.
CONCLUSION: Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation is a feasible and in several cases also effective treatment option for patients with resistant hypertension. Adequately designed controlled trials are needed to assess the long-term safety and the full potential of this treatment.
FUNDING: not relevant.
Henrik Vase; Ole Norling Mathiassen; Anne Kaltoft; Erling Bjerregaard Pedersen; Kent Lodberg Christensen; Niels Henrik Buus; Ole Lederballe; Jens Flensted Lassen; Hans Erik Bøtker; Leif Thuesen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Danish medical journal     Volume:  59     ISSN:  2245-1919     ISO Abbreviation:  Dan Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101576205     Medline TA:  Dan Med J     Country:  Denmark    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  A4439     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hjertemedicinsk Afdeling, Aarhus Universitetshospital, Brendstrupgaardsvej 100, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
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