Radio Waves to Kidneys Lower Persistent High Blood Pressure, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute Study
Published: Dec 18, 2012
A minimally invasive procedure lowered blood pressure in patients whose condition failed to respond to medication. Catheter-based renal denervation was found to be safe and effective in lowering blood pressure up to one year after starting treatment, and did not show any lasting harm to the kidneys or heart. The procedure ultimately may offer a new treatment alternative for reducing high blood pressure, a global public health epidemic.