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 | September 29, 2010

September 29, 2010 - Preclinical data of a therapy designed to treat drug-resistant hypertension was presented last...

News | August 30, 2010

August 30, 2010 – According to the results of a late-breaking analysis involving more than 200 000 patients in...

News | August 18, 2010

August 18, 2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed to withdraw approval of the...

News | July 01, 2010

July 1, 2010 – Clinical results have shown the Rheos System is successful in lowering blood pressure, CVRx...

News | June 21, 2010

June 21, 2010 – Long-term data presented today from Ardian’s Symplicity HTN-1 study demonstrate that the...

Technology | June 15, 2010

June 15, 2010 – Health care professionals can now get information on the diagnosis, pathology, and...

A new formulation of Epoprostenol for Injection is stable at room temperature for up to 24 hours when diluted.

News | April 26, 2010

April 22, 2010 — An improved formulation of epoprostenol for the treatment of primary pulmonary arterial...

Technology | April 18, 2010

April 19, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared a generic version of...

Technology | March 23, 2010

March 23, 2010 – The FDA granted approval for diltiazem hydrochloride extended-release tablets to treat...

Feature | March 17, 2010

March 16, 2010 — Lowering blood pressure to normal levels — below currently recommended levels — did not...

Feature | March 03, 2010

March 3, 2010 – Pharmaceutical companies will struggle to profit from the cardiovascular disease (CVD)...

Technology | January 21, 2010

Primarily used in the hospital setting, NATRECOR (nesiritide) is used intravenously in patients who have...

The Symplicity Catheter System manufactured by Ardian Inc. delivers radio frequency (RF) energy from within the renal artery to block conduction in the surrounding renal nerves.

News | January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010 – A new minimally invasive therapy using radiofrequency ablation to short-circuit nerves...

News | January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010 - A recent study found generic epoprostenol is a safe and effective therapy alternative to...

News | January 11, 2010

January 11, 2010 – A hypertension drug using a combination of telmisartan/amlodipine, which requires less-frequent...

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