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 | 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...

Feature | February 04, 2013 | Dave Fornell

My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With...

Blog | February 04, 2013

My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With...

Top stories of 2012 in cardiology
Feature | January 29, 2013 | Dave Fornell

To help identify trends and find out what DAIC readers are interested in, the magazine takes note of what they click...

The OneShot renal denervation system uses a spiral shaped electrode to ablate the renal artery at one time. Most renal denervation catheters require multiple ablations.

Feature | January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013 — Covidien began the commercial launch of the OneShot...

2012 Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Research
Feature | December 28, 2012

December 28, 2012 — Resuscitation,...

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