Including accessory arteries in renal denervation found to be more successful

Renal denervation seems to be more successful at reducing blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension when it includes accessory renal arteries, according to research presented at ESC Congress by Dr Linda Schmiedel from Germany.

Dr Schmiedel said: More than one billion people worldwide suffer from arterial hypertension, which is defined as blood pressure (BP) greater than 140/90 mmHg. Up to 15% of patients suffer from resistant hypertension (rHTN) and are unable to reduce BP below 140/90 mmHg despite adhering to full doses of an appropriate three drug treatment regimen including diuretics.

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