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. 

News | August 26, 2014
August 26, 2014 — The mantra for treatment for high blood pressure has been "the lower, the better," but that goal can...
Videos | Renal Denervation | July 30, 2014
Peter G. Maxim, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at Stanford University, discusses stereotactic...
Feature | July 28, 2014
July 28, 2014 — Robert Smith, a cardiologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., released...
News | June 02, 2014
June 2, 2014 — June St. Jude Medical Inc. announced preliminary results from the EnligHTN III clinical study, which...
Journal of Endovascular Therapy Hypertension Renal Denervation Therapy
Feature | May 21, 2014
May 21, 2014 — Patients with hypertension after renal artery stenting who do not respond to drug treatment may have...
Power Plate Whole Body Vibration Blood Pressure Florida State University
News | May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014 — Six independent studies published within the past 10 years have shown a link between whole body...
Cardiosonic Inc CE mark TIVUS ablative catheter renal denervation hypertension
News | April 28, 2014
April 28, 2014 — Cardiosonic Ltd. announced CE marking of its TIVUS (therapeutic intravascular ultrasound) ablative...
Blog | April 08, 2014
By Dave Fornell The biggest news item from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 63rd Annual Scientific Session was...
Medtronic, SYMPLICITY, SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial, renal denervation, ACC.14

The Symplicity catheter uses radio frequency energy delivered in several ablations of the renal arteries to denervate the sympathetic nervous system, causing the arteries to permanently vasodilate.

Feature | Hypertension | April 04, 2014 | Dave Fornell
A major disappointment earlier this year was the announcement by Medtronic that its renal denervation system failed to...
Videos | Renal Denervation | April 03, 2014
A major disappointment earlier this year was the announcement by Medtronic that its renal denervation system failed to...
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 research...
Blog | March 25, 2014
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor Data from several cutting-edge device clinical trials will be presented as late-breakers...
American College of Cardiology Clinical Trial Cath Lab EP Cardiac Diagnostics
News | February 07, 2014
February 7, 2014 — Results from several late-breaking clinical trials will be presented during  the American College of...
ReCor Medical Paradise System Renal Denervation RDN Therapy Hypertension
News | January 28, 2014
January 28, 2014 — ReCor Medical advanced its Paradise System for renal denervation (RDN) for treatment resistant...
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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...