Orthostatic function after renal sympathetic denervation in patients with resistant hypertension.

@article{Lenski2013OrthostaticFA,
  title={Orthostatic function after renal sympathetic denervation in patients with resistant hypertension.},
  author={Matthias Lenski and Felix Mahfoud and Amjad Razouk and Christian Ukena and Denise Lenski and Christine Barth and Dominik Linz and Ulrich Laufs and Ingrid Kindermann and Michael B{\"o}hm},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={169 6},
  pages={418-24}
}
INTRODUCTION Catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) reduces local and whole-body sympathetic activity and blood pressure (BP) in patients with resistant hypertension. However, safety concerns exist concerning the development of orthostatic dysfunction after RDN. METHODS AND RESULTS In 36 patients (65 ± 7.6 years, 75% male) with resistant hypertension (office BP 162 ± 24/91 ± 14 mm Hg) treated with 4.8 ± 1.7 antihypertensive drugs, tilt table testing (TTT) was performed before and three months… CONTINUE READING

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