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. 

Vessix Renal Denervation System, REDUCE-HTN: REINFORCE, high blood pressure

Vessix System image courtesy of Boston Scientific Corp.

News | May 04, 2015
May 4, 2015 — Boston Scientific Corp. is taking a new approach to evaluate the performance of the Vessix Renal...
News | April 09, 2015
April 9, 2015 — A study including more than 20,000 adults in China found combined use of the hypertension medication...
Feature | April 01, 2015
April 1, 2015 — Medtronic plc announced the initiation of the SPYRAL HTN Global Clinical Trial Program, a phased...
Renal denervation, hypertension, Peregrine System

Image courtesy of Ablative Solutions

News | February 12, 2015
February 12, 2015 — Ablative Solutions Inc. announced the addition of Michael Weber, M.D., FACP, FACC, FAHA, to its...
blood pressure, systolic, hypertension, younger adults, cardiovascular, risk
News | February 10, 2015
February 10, 2015 — Younger adults with elevated systolic blood pressure have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease...
Technology | February 05, 2015
February 5, 2015 — Ostar Healthcare Technology announced the North American launch of their Cellular P201 telehealth...
Blood pressure monitoring, hypertension, heart failure, remote monitoring, OSTAR

Images courtesy of Ostar

Technology | February 04, 2015
February 4, 2015 — Ostar Healthcare Technology, a Washington State Based TeleHealth Solutions company, announced the...
Blog | January 21, 2015
The America College of Cardiology has released its list of key late-breaking clinical trials at the ACC 2015 meeting in...
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Technology | January 19, 2015
January 19, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a humanitarian device exemption for the CVRx...
News | December 23, 2014
December 23, 2014 — The most accessed research studies in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) in...
News | November 17, 2014
November 17, 2014 — VIVA Physicians, a not-for-profit organization in the field of vascular medicine and intervention,...
Twelve-month Data St. Jude Medical EnligHTN Renal Denervation System
News | October 08, 2014
October 8, 2014 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced 12-month outcome data from the EnligHTN III study, which demonstrated...
News | September 02, 2014
September 2, 2014 — Boston Scientific has released the primary endpoint results from its NEural Cardiac TherApy foR...

(left) Angiography of the left renal artery (center) Renal ablation with the ablation catheter (right) Three-dimensional reconstructions with sites of radiofrequency ablation represented in red.

News | September 02, 2014
September 2, 2014 — Renal denervation reduces recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) when performed with pulmonary vein...
Feature | August 28, 2014
August 28, 2014 — Renal artery stenting to open blockages in the kidney arteries may benefit patients who have...