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 | December 06, 2013

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

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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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News | October 31, 2013
October 31, 2013 — Patients treated with the Boston Scientific Vessix...
News | October 28, 2013
October 28, 2013 — CBSET, a not-for-profit preclinical research institute dedicated to biomedical research, education...
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News | October 25, 2013
October 25, 2013 — Kona Medical Inc. announced it has closed a Series D equity financing of $10 million. Morningside...
renal denervation, Symplicity

An illustration of how renal denervation therapy is delivered, in this case using a Medtronic Symplicity device.

Feature | October 14, 2013

October 14, 2013 — Since its debut in 2010, the...

News | September 27, 2013

September 27, 2013 — Rox Medical has crossed the halfway point in the CONTROL-HTN international, multi-center,...

News | September 09, 2013

September 9, 2013 -- Among patients with prehypertension and coronary artery disease, use of the renin (an enzyme...

Feature | September 03, 2013

September 3, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the CE mark approval of its next-generation EnligHTN ...

News | August 22, 2013

August 22, 2013 — Qinghui Chen, assistant professor in Michigan Tech’s kinesiology and integrative physiology...

News | August 02, 2013

August 2, 2013 — Mercator MedSystems has been issued U.S. Patent 8,465,752, which protects the company’s sole U.S....

MEDTRONIC, symplicity renal denervation catheter

The Medtronic Symplicity catheter was the first renal denervation system to prove in clinical trials the therapy can lower drug-resistant hypertension.

Feature | July 30, 2013 | Dave Fornell

One of the exciting new frontiers for interventional cardiology is the use of renal denervation therapy to treat...

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