Response to Wang et al.: mechanisms for catheter-based renal denervation to lower blood pressure: personal speculation

INTRODUCTION It is evident that catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) lowers blood pressure (BP), as has been confirmed by a recent crossover study;1 however, the precise mechanisms regarding how RDN lowers BP remain un-established. I personally speculate the importance of volume-independent mechanisms to lower BP,2 although intense discussions, such as by… CONTINUE READING