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Renal Denervation Lowers Blood Pressure In Kidney Disease Patients

Disrupting certain nerves in the kidneys can safely and effectively lower blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease(CKD) and hypertension, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of theJournal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings indicate that the procedure might improve CKD patients' heart health. 

Overactivity of neurons in the sympathetic - or fight or flight - nervous system is very common in patients with CKD. It not only contributes to high blood pressure and heart problems in these patients, but also to worsening of their kidney disease. 

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