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. 

Videos | Renal Denervation | April 03, 2014

A major disappointment earlier this year was the announcement by Medtronic that its renal denervation system failed...

CBSET Renal Denervation Hypertension Therapies Symplicity-3 Trial
News | March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014 — Scientists at CBSET, a not-for-profit preclinical research institute dedicated to biomedical...

Blog | March 25, 2014

By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor

Data from several cutting-edge device clinical trials will be presented as late-...

American College of Cardiology Clinical Trial Cath Lab EP Cardiac Diagnostics
News | February 07, 2014
February 7, 2014 — Results from several late-breaking...
ReCor Medical Paradise System Renal Denervation RDN Therapy Hypertension
News | January 28, 2014
January 28, 2014 — ReCor Medical advanced its Paradise System for...
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News | January 10, 2014
January 10, 2014 — CVRx Inc. announced findings from a health-economic analysis published in the Journal of...
Medtronic, symplicity, renal denervation
Feature | January 09, 2014
January 9, 2014 — Medtronic Inc. announced its U.S. pivotal trial for its Symplicity...
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News | January 02, 2014
January 2, 2014 — Medtronic Inc. announced that the first patients were randomized in Symplicity HTN-4, which will...
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Feature | December 24, 2013
December 24, 2013 — Clinical trials for a promising new class of cholesterol-lowering medications, a long-awaited...
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Feature | December 06, 2013
December 6, 2013 — Medtronic Inc. announced CE mark in Europe and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) listing in...
News | December 06, 2013

December 6, 2013 – Medtronic, Inc. presented three-year data from SYMPLICITY HTN-2, the first and longest-running...

renal stenting

Two stents implanted in the renal artery, as seen on a CT scan.

Feature | November 19, 2013 | Dave Fornell
The use of renal stenting in combination with medication-based therapy to treat hypertension showed no improvement in...
News | November 13, 2013
November 13, 2013 — Petr Neuzil, M.D., Nemocnice Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic, presented three-month...
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Feature | November 13, 2013
November 13, 2013 — Medtronic Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an...
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News | November 08, 2013
November 8, 2013 — A new way of using blood...
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