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. 

FDA US device innovation

The delay in being able to bring new medical device advances to market in the United States, such as transcatheter aortic valves and left atrial appendage occluders, has raised the question of the U.S. leadership role in technology innovation.

Feature | July 03, 2013 | Anita Asgar, M.D., FSCAI

The field of interventional cardiology is one of constant change and innovation. The past 10 years have...

News | June 13, 2013

June 13, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin the...

Boston Scientific Vessix Renal Denervation System Hypertension Therapies
News | June 06, 2013

June 6, 2013 — Boston Scientific Corporation reported interim data from the REDUCE-HTN...

News | June 03, 2013

June 3, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that the company’s EnligHTN multi-electrode renal denervation system ...

News | May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013 — Kona Medical announced three and six month results from the WAVE I study, a first-in-man study...

News | May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013 — Can high blood pressure be safely reduced and controlled by “disconnecting” nerves in the kidneys?...

Feature | May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013 — Prof. Dr. Béla Merkely and Dr. Péter Sótonyi at Semmelweis Egyetem Kardiológiai Központ in Hungary...

News | April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013 — Cardiosonic Inc. announced the completion of the first phase of patient enrollment in its first-in-...

Feature | April 01, 2013

April 1, 2013 — Rox Medical announced enrollment of the first U.K. patients in the CONTROL-HTN international...

Feature | March 12, 2013

March 12, 2013 — Using a telemedicine...

Symplicity Renal Denervation System Medtronic Inc. Parallel Review Program
Feature | March 12, 2013

March 12, 2013 — Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare...

Feature | March 04, 2013

March 4, 2013 — Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and Yale University have discovered that a specialized...

Renal Denervation Clinical Study EnligHTNment Trial St. Jude Medical
Feature | March 01, 2013

March 1, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced plans for a new landmark...

St. Jude Medical EnligHTN II trial Renal Denervation System
Feature | February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced enrollment of the first patient in the EnligHTN II trial. This...

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