Renal sympathetic denervation reduces left ventricular hypertrophy and improves cardiac function in patients with resistant hypertension.

@article{Brandt2012RenalSD,
  title={Renal sympathetic denervation reduces left ventricular hypertrophy and improves cardiac function in patients with resistant hypertension.},
  author={Mathias Christoph Brandt and Felix Mahfoud and Sara Reda and Stephan Schirmer and Erland Erdmann and Michael B{\"o}hm and Uta C. Hoppe},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={59 10},
  pages={901-9}
}
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the effect of catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation (RD) on left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and systolic and diastolic function in patients with resistant hypertension. BACKGROUND LVH and diastolic dysfunction are associated with elevated sympathetic activity and increased morbidity and mortality. The effect of RD on LVH and LV function is unclear. METHODS Forty-six patients underwent bilateral RD, and 18 patients served as controls… CONTINUE READING
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