Hypertension

This page includes news and new technology on hypertension. The condition is caused by abnormally high blood pressure that causes excess force and pressure of the blood against the artery walls. Long-term, this can cause damage the vessels and contributes to heart disease. Therapies include antihypertensive medications such as diuretics and renal denervation therapy. 

Hypertensive Crisis Five Times More Likely Among Blacks
News | Hypertension | November 13, 2018

November 13, 2018 — Black adults experience dangerous spikes in high blood pressure, called a...

Home Monitoring Confirms Clinic Diagnosis of High Blood Pressure
News | Hypertension | October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018 — Blood pressure readings of 130/80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) or higher...

 Pulmonary artery denervation for CpcPH from the PADN-5 trial. #TCT2017

A series of procedural images of a pulmonary artery denervation for CpcPH from the PADN-5 trial.

News | Hypertension | October 04, 2018

October 4, 2018 — Pulmonary artery denervation (PADN) is associated with significant improvements in hemodynamic and...

BackBeat Cardiac Neuromodulation Therapy Reduces Blood Pressure at Two Years
News | Hypertension | October 02, 2018

October 2, 2018 — Two-year results of the Moderato I Study demonstrated immediate, substantial and sustained...

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol-lowering Drugs Continue to Improve Survival After a Decade
News | Pharmaceuticals | August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018 — Blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering...

Being Overweight May Change Young Adults' Heart Structure, Function
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | August 03, 2018

August 3, 2018 — Even as a young adult, being overweight may cause...

Most Black Adults Have High Blood Pressure Before Age 55
News | Hypertension | July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018 — Approximately 75 percent of black and men women are...

American Heart Association Announces New Hypertension Center Certification
News | Hypertension | July 05, 2018

July 5, 2018 — Physician practices now have access to new resources to improve their standard of quality care for...

Medisafe Demonstrates Double-Digit Impact on Hypertension Medication Adherence
News | Mobile Devices | June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018 — Medication management platform Medisafe released data showing that, on average,...

Paradise Renal Denervation System Shows Significant Blood Pressure Reduction in Hypertensive Patients. PCR, #euroPCR 2018
News | Renal Denervation | May 30, 2018

May 31, 2018 – ReCor Medical announced that the RADIANCE-HTN SOLO...

An example of renal denervation therapy being delivered. A catheter is inserted into the renal artery to ablate the nerves in the vessel wall that regulate vasoconstriction. This leaves the vessel permanently in the widest open position to allow greater blood flow to the kidneys.

An example of renal denervation therapy being delivered. A catheter is inserted into the renal artery to ablate the nerves in the vessel wall that regulate vasoconstriction. This leaves the vessel permanently in the widest open position to allow greater blood flow to the kidneys.

Feature | Renal Denervation | May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018 — Despite the best efforts of clinicians to manage hypertension, it continues to increase and is now...

Renal Denervation Shows Significant Drop in Hypertension
News | Renal Denervation | May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 – At the 2018 EuroPCR Annual Meeting in Paris, Medtronic announced first-ever-data from the SPYRAL HTN-...

Medtronic Announces Renal Denervation Pivotal Trial for Hypertension Treatment
News | Renal Denervation | April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin an...

YMCA and American Heart Association Partner to Improve Blood Pressure Control
News | Hypertension | April 05, 2018

April 5, 2018 — YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and the American Heart Association (AHA) are combining efforts to help more...

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