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. 

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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...
Medtronic, symplicity, renal denervation
Feature | January 09, 2014
January 9, 2014 — Medtronic Inc. announced its U.S. pivotal trial for its Symplicity renal denervation system to treat...
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News | January 02, 2014
January 2, 2014 — Medtronic Inc. announced that the first patients were randomized in Symplicity HTN-4, which will...
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Feature | December 24, 2013
December 24, 2013 — Clinical trials for a promising new class of cholesterol-lowering medications, a long-awaited...
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Feature | December 06, 2013
December 6, 2013 — Medtronic Inc. announced CE mark in Europe and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) listing in...
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 pressure-lowering medications could prevent more than a fourth of heart...
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News | October 31, 2013
October 31, 2013 — Patients treated with the Boston Scientific Vessix Renal Denervation System experienced a...
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...
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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 renal denervation market has generated enthusiasm across the medical...
News | September 27, 2013
September 27, 2013 — Rox Medical has crossed the halfway point in the CONTROL-HTN international, multi-center,...