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Denervation rénale endovascu- laire par radiofréquence: perspective d'un traitement prometteur de l'hypertension artérielle [Renal sympathetic denervation: perspective of a promising treatment for hypertension].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
The crucial role of the sympathetic nervous system activity in the initiation and maintenance of hypertension was already in mind in the 1920s when surgical options were proposed to severely hypertensive patients. Despite constant evolution of pharmacological treatments, one estimates that 15-30% of hypertensive patients are still not well controlled and present resistant hypertension. The development of a new endovascular catheter used for selective sympathetic renal denervation by radiofrequency offers new perspectives of treatment. Encouraged by the recent results of the first clinical trials in a targeted population, this procedure could be used in some more indications in the future. However, long term morbidity and mortality of this technique are still not known.
Catheter Ablation/methods, Clinical Trials as Topic, Humans, Hypertension/surgery, Kidney/surgery, Sympathectomy/methods, Treatment Outcome
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