Hypertension and nephrology

[Effect of bilateral catheter-based renal artery sympathetic denervation on blood pressure, therapy and baroreflex-sensitivity in a patient with resistant hypertension]

LÉGRÁDY Péter1, NAGY Ferenc Tamás2, THURY Attila2, BAJCSI Dóra1, FEJES Imola1, SIMON Judit3, NAGY Endre4, UNGI Imre2, ÁBRAHÁM György1

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012

Hypertension and nephrology - 2012;16(03-04)

[Hypertension is a global problem all over the world and also in Hungary. Although there is a wild spectrum of pharmacological and non-pharmacological antihypertensive interventions, the rate of hypertensive patients not achieving the goal blood pressure is still high. Recently developed endovascular catheterbased technology enables selective radiofrequent denervation of kidney through the lumen of renal artery. We report a case of a 52-year old hypertensive women on a combination of 11 antihypertensive medications. A successful sympathetic radiofrequent denervation was performed without complications resulting a decrease in blood pressure and medication and an increase of spontaneous baroreflex- sensitivity.]

AFFILIATIONS

  1. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, I. Sz. Belgyógyászati Klinika, Nephrológia-Hypertonia Centrum, Szeged
  2. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, II. Sz. Belgyógyászati Klinika és Kardiológiai Központ, Invazív Kardiológiai Részleg, Szeged
  3. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, Aneszteziológiai és Intenzív Terápiás Intézet, Szeged
  4. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, Radiológiai Klinika, Szeged

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