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. 

News | May 06, 2011

May 6, 2011 – A substance secreted by the heart that is associated with congestive heart failure and renal failure...

Technology | April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011 – A new angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug...

News | March 30, 2011

March 30, 2011 – Interventional radiologists have completed the first human randomized controlled trial of...

News | March 18, 2011

March 18, 2011 – Researchers have found a link between high blood pressure and a greater drop in average walking...

News | March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011 – Sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, has another...

News | March 07, 2011

March 8, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced monthly liver enzyme tests are no...

Technology | March 01, 2011

March 1, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved azilsartan medoxomil to treat high...

Technology | December 27, 2010

December 27, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Amturnide (aliskiren, amlodipine...

News | December 21, 2010

December 21, 2010 – A once-daily, three-in-one combination blood pressure treatment has been approved in...

News | December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010 – Based on emerging safety information, the pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) drug...

The Symplicity Catheter System delivers radio frequency energy from within the renal artery to block conduction in the surrounding renal nerves. This counteracts chronic activation of the sympathetic nervous system.

Feature | December 13, 2010 | Dave Fornell

For patients with severe hypertension that remains uncontrolled despite medical therapy, radiofrequency (RF) energy...

News | November 22, 2010

November 22, 2010 – Data presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010 showed that...

News | October 20, 2010

October 20, 2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug to help prevent stroke...

Technology | October 15, 2010

October 15, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an abbreviated new drug...

News | October 07, 2010

October 7, 2010 - Taking medication at night instead of in the morning significantly increases efficacy in keeping...

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