The prevalence of hypertension around the world has increased significantly with projections for an increasing major global burden of hypertension. Medication-resistant hypertension can be perplexing and frustrating. The existence of these difficult patients results in the need for additional approaches to treatment including surgery, percutaneous interventions, and device management. The sophistication of these techniques has progressed markedly and initial procedures such as classical sympathectomy and renal artery bypass are almost never performed. Newer techniques of angioplasty with stenting, renal artery denervation, and baroreflex activation therapy via electrical stimulation of the carotid baroreceptors are now in use with increasing evidence for significant benefit.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal of Angiology|
|State||Published - Feb 17 2015|
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Copyright © 2015 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
- renal artery denervation
- renal artery stenting
- resistant hypertension
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine