A procedure called renal denervation resulted in medication-free blood pressure control in over a third of trial patients
A promising new study is documenting the long-term effects of a novel surgical procedure using ultrasound to reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension. It’s hoped the one-off procedure, called renal denervation, could offer patients an alternative option to taking hypertension drugs.
Renal denervation has been in development for almost a decade, however inconsistent clinical trial results have slowed the progress of this novel surgical procedure. The treatment involves delivering ultrasound pulses to nerves in the walls of renal arteries. This procedure has been found to reduce blood pressure, particularly in cases where hypertension has not effectively responded to traditional medications.