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 diurestics  and renal denervation therapy. 

News | April 12, 2013
April 12, 2013 — A research study of more than 600 black patients with uncontrolled hypertension found that less than...
Feature | April 01, 2013
April 1, 2013 — Rox Medical announced enrollment of the first U.K. patients in the CONTROL-HTN international randomized...
Feature | March 12, 2013
March 12, 2013 — Using a telemedicine system to engage people in underserved, urban communities to measure and report...
Symplicity Renal Denervation System Medtronic Inc. Parallel Review Program
Feature | March 12, 2013
March 12, 2013 — Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and...
Feature | March 04, 2013
March 4, 2013 — Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and Yale University have discovered that a specialized...
Renal Denervation Clinical Study EnligHTNment Trial St. Jude Medical
Feature | March 01, 2013
March 1, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced plans for a new landmark clinical study that will evaluate whether...
St. Jude Medical EnligHTN II trial Renal Denervation System
Feature | February 13, 2013
February 13, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced enrollment of the first patient in the EnligHTN II trial. This post...
Feature | February 04, 2013 | Dave Fornell
My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With...
Blog | February 04, 2013
My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With...
Top stories of 2012 in cardiology
Feature | January 29, 2013 | Dave Fornell
To help identify trends and find out what DAIC readers are interested in, the magazine takes note of what they click on...

The OneShot renal denervation system uses a spiral shaped electrode to ablate the renal artery at one time. Most renal denervation catheters require multiple ablations.

Feature | January 16, 2013
January 16, 2013 — Covidien began the commercial launch of the OneShot Renal Denervation System, an over the wire...
2012 Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Research
Feature | December 28, 2012
December 28, 2012 — Resuscitation, cell regeneration, a new high blood pressure treatment and developments in devices...
News | December 27, 2012
December 27, 2012 — Cardiosonic Inc., a private developer of technology in the field of renal denervation for the...
RealView's 3-D holographic projection of a heart

RealView's 3-D mid-air holographic projection of a heart to aid cath lab navigation.

Feature | December 21, 2012 | Dave Fornell
The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting brings many cutting-edge technologies to the...
Technology | December 20, 2012
December 20, 2012 — BlipCare has presented the world's first Wi-Fi blood pressure monitor on international crowd...