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 | February 15, 2012
February 15, 2012 — Vessix Vascular Inc., developer of a novel percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) balloon catheter...
Feature | February 15, 2012
February 15, 2012 — Medtronic Inc. announced the start of two clinical initiatives evaluating the broader, real-world...
News | October 26, 2011
October 26, 2011 — Medtronic Inc. announced the start of SYMPLICITY HTN-3, the company’s United States clinical trial...
News | August 10, 2011
August 10, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Abbott’s RX Herculink Elite Renal Stent...
Technology | August 02, 2011
August 2, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it recently cleared Abbott Vascular’s RX Herculink Elite...
News | July 14, 2011
July 14, 2011 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conditionally approved the protocol for SYMPLICITY HTN-...
News | June 14, 2011
June 14, 2011 – New performance measures for adults with coronary artery disease (CAD) and hypertension were released...
News | May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011 - Results from a study validating Cheetah Medical's noninvasive NICOM system specifically for use in...
News | May 06, 2011
May 6, 2011 – A substance secreted by the heart that is associated with congestive heart failure and renal failure is...
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 therapeutic...
News | March 18, 2011
March 18, 2011 – Researchers have found a link between high blood pressure and a greater drop in average walking speeds...
News | March 11, 2011
March 11, 2011 – Sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, has another possible...
News | March 07, 2011
March 8, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced monthly liver enzyme tests are no longer...
Technology | March 01, 2011
March 1, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved azilsartan medoxomil to treat high blood...