Hypertension

Medtronic plc announced the start of a clinical study to determine whether paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) can be treated with a combination of two ablation procedures targeting different anatomical locations – specifically, the...

Patients with hypertension after renal artery stenting who do not respond to drug treatment may have another option. 

SYMPLICITY HTN-3 TRial, ACC.14, renal denervation

A major disappointment earlier this year was the announcement by Medtronic that its renal denervation system failed to meet its primary endpoint for efficacy in the U.S. SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial. This trial data was presented to a packed, standing-r...

renal denervation

One of the exciting new frontiers for interventional cardiology is the use of renal denervation therapy to treat pharmacologically uncontrolled hypertension. It is estimated there are more than 10 million drug-resistant hypertension patients...

blood pressure, LDL, medication therapy, coronary plaque, SCAI
Combining statins for low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and calcium channel antagonists for blood pressure reduces harmful coronary plaque, according to a study...
Medtronic, SYMPLICITY AF, PVI, renal denervation, Arctic Front, Spyral, G3
Medtronic plc announced the start of a clinical study to determine whether paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) can be treated with a combination...
Vessix Renal Denervation System, REDUCE-HTN: REINFORCE, high blood pressure
Boston Scientific Corp. is taking a new approach to evaluate the performance of the Vessix Renal Denervation System, initiating a study to isolate the...
A study including more than 20,000 adults in China found combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and folic acid significantly reduced the risk of...
The Cellular P201 telehealth blood pressure monitoring system from Ostar Healthcare Technology is an advanced chronic disease remote
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a humanitarian device exemption for the CVRx Inc. Barostim neo Legacy System. The...
BlipCare presented the world's first Wi-Fi blood pressure monitor on international crowd funding site Indiegogo in December 2012. The...

Articles

Medtronic, SYMPLICITY AF, PVI, renal denervation, Arctic Front, Spyral, G3
Medtronic plc announced the start of a clinical study to determine whether paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) can be treated with a combination...
Medtronic plc announced the initiation of the SPYRAL HTN Global Clinical Trial Program, a phased clinical program studying renal denervation in uncontrolled...
August 28, 2014 — Renal artery stenting to open blockages in the kidney arteries may benefit patients who have historically been excluded from modern clinical...
Robert Smith, a cardiologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., released the results of his retrospective study designed to...

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Healthcare organizations are demanding more capabilities for image viewers accessed by clinicians. Zero footprint (ZFP) viewers provide imaging tools from...
The webinar "State of the Art in MRI Pediatric Brain Perfusion Imaging" educates participants about the state of the art clinical and emerging translational...
This webinar discusses why contemporary adult cardiac interventions require significant ionizing radiation with potential health risks to both the patient and...

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