A new report compiling many of the recent trials with this new procedure has shown consistent, durable efficacy.
Renal Denervation is a catheter-based procedure where the renal arteries are treated with radiofrequency ablation. The procedure has been shown to be safe with a low complication rate.
Patients treated in the trial included those that were still hypertensive despite being on three different classes of BP medications
The trials have shown a consistent decrease of ~20/10mmHg. The effect seems to be reached within 3 months of the procedure and has held for the first year.
Further studies are still in the works studying longer follow-up and long term reduction in clinical events.
This is an exciting development. When commercially available in the USA, my practice will begin offering this to our patients.
More to follow...