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Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation for the treatment of resistant hypertension: first experience in Greece with significant ambulatory blood pressure reduction.
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PMID:  22653249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the first two cases in Greece of catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation (RSD) by means of radiofrequency ablation. The procedure was performed on middle-aged men with long-standing resistant hypertension (office blood pressure, BP 195/115 mmHg and ambulatory BP 190/110 mmHg; office BP 170/95 mmHg and ambulatory BP 151/87 mmHg) under optimal medical therapy. The percutaneous RSD was completed successfully, and led to a significant reduction in both office and ambulatory BP at 3 weeks, with no vascular complications, while renal function remained unaltered. These cases of RSD suggest that renal nerve ablation for the treatment of resistant hypertension constitutes an effective and safe therapeutic modality, accompanied by significant reduction of ambulatory BP, and broadening of its clinical use in our country is of clinical importance.
Costas Tsioufis; Kyriakos Dimitriadis; Dimitris Tsiachris; Costas Thomopoulos; Alexandros Kasiakogias; Athanasios Kordalis; Anna Kefala; Ioannis Kallikazaros; Christodoulos Stefanadis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellēnikē kardiologikē epitheōrēsē     Volume:  53     ISSN:  2241-5955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2012 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-01     Completed Date:  2013-05-07     Revised Date:  2013-08-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257381     Medline TA:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Cardiology Clinic, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Catheter Ablation / methods*
Hypertension / surgery*
Kidney / innervation*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Sympathectomy / methods*

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