Randomized sham-controlled trial of renal sympathetic denervation in mild resistant hypertension.

@article{Desch2015RandomizedST,
  title={Randomized sham-controlled trial of renal sympathetic denervation in mild resistant hypertension.},
  author={Steffen Desch and Thomas Okon and Diana Heinemann and Konrad Kulle and Karoline R{\"o}hnert and Melanie Sonnabend and Martin Petzold and Ulrike M. M{\"u}ller and Gerhard A. Schuler and Ingo Eitel and Holger Thiele and Philipp Lurz},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2015},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={1202-8}
}
UNLABELLED Few data are available with regard to the effectiveness of renal sympathetic denervation in patients with resistant hypertension yet only mildly elevated blood pressure (BP). Patients with resistant hypertension and slightly elevated BP (day-time systolic pressure, 135-149 and diastolic pressure, 90-94 mm Hg on 24-hour ambulatory measurement) were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to renal sympathetic denervation with the Symplicity Flex Catheter (Medtronic) or an invasive sham procedure… CONTINUE READING