What is Renal Denervation?
Renal denervation (RDN) is a new procedure for the treatment of refractory hypertension, otherwise known as uncontrollable high blood pressure.
Why is Renal Denervation necessary?
High blood pressure is a very serious condition that results in many life-threatening symptoms and is estimated to kill more than 7.5 million people a year.
How does RDN work?
In what is a routine practice for physicians, a very thin catheter is inserted in the groin, passed through the body and into the renal arteries. Once at the desired location the device is activated in a way that will effectively switch off one of the mechanisms that cause high blood pressure.
Currently available RDN devices typically use radiofrequency or ultrasound energy to deaden the nerves associated with the renal arteries. These so-called “sympathetic” nerves can be a main cause of hypertension when they become overactive, and by reducing their activity the body responds by lowering heart rate and other factors.
This website does not seek to give medical advice or opinion, it is here purely as an information service. We will be following all the latest company and product developments of this exciting new technology over the next months and years and our aim is to keep our readers informed as possible.
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Renal artery denervation is a breakthrough therapy that may hold the promise of changing the lives of those who suffer from drug-resistant hypertension. This site is here to provide information and updates as the technology and the therapy evolve.