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. 

Technology | April 18, 2010
April 19, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared a generic version of metoprolol...
Technology | March 23, 2010
March 23, 2010 – The FDA granted approval for diltiazem hydrochloride extended-release tablets to treat hypertension...
Feature | March 17, 2010
March 16, 2010 — Lowering blood pressure to normal levels — below currently recommended levels — did not significantly...
Feature | March 03, 2010
March 3, 2010 – Pharmaceutical companies will struggle to profit from the cardiovascular disease (CVD) market over...
Technology | January 21, 2010
Primarily used in the hospital setting, NATRECOR (nesiritide) is used intravenously in patients who have acutely...

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 in the...
News | January 21, 2010
January 21, 2010 - A recent study found generic epoprostenol is a safe and effective therapy alternative to brand...
News | January 11, 2010
January 11, 2010 – A hypertension drug using a combination of telmisartan/amlodipine, which requires less-frequent...
Technology | November 23, 2009
November 23, 2009 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Nov. 20 approved Revatio (sildenafil) Injection, an...
News | October 15, 2009
October 15, 2009 – A study conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) demonstrates that, for...
News | February 26, 2008
February 27, 2008 - The Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare and EMC Corp. will study how EMC...
Technology | June 24, 2007
June 21, 2007 - Exforge, a single-tablet combination of two of the most prescribed high blood pressure medicines, has...
News | November 29, 2006
An implantable technology to control high blood pressure in patients not responding to available medicines has...

Michael Burns, chief CRNA at Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, MO, primarily uses the FloTrac sensor technology from Edwards Lifesciences LLC (Irvine, CA) for cardiac patients having noncardiac surgery. Some cases dictate the need for more adv

Case Study | October 05, 2006
Our anesthesia department was searching for a more accurate means of assessing volume status and predicting the...