Innovative Treatment for Hypertension Successfully Completed at Sheba Medical Center
The latest treatment for hypertension revolves around a new procedure, which is minimally invasive and performed via catheterization, helps hypertensive patients who do not respond to medication.
Renal denervation (RDN) is a minimally invasive procedure that involves intravenous insertion of a multi-electrode renal denervation catheter that ablates the renal artery nerves with heat generated from a radiofrequency current. The procedure does not require anesthetization since radiofrequency currents do not directly stimulate nerves. Recent studies indicate that RDN may help achieve a sustained reduction in blood pressure, independent of patient medication adherence.