New and improved methods should be implemented in the overall strategy for maintaining blood pressure.
In a satellite symposium held at the ESH-ISH conference, there was a discussion on the renal denervation approach for hypertension care. Medtronic supported the satellite symposium.
Evidence indicates that the sympathetic nervous system has a pathophysiological role in the development of hypertension. Renal denervation might be a useful tool in patients with uncontrolled hypertension despite good medication adherence.
The symposium initiates with a live introduction and discussion about the session. The speaker highlights the evidence for the option of having radiofrequency ablation in the management of hypertension. The regional perspectives were discussed in the context of evolving consensus about the use of renal denervation. Another speaker highlighted the risk of renal denervation in some sets of patients and how renal denervation is implemented in the real world. The symposium ended with a question-and-answer round.