Scientific article

Transcatheter renal denervation for the treatment of resistant arterial hypertension: the Swiss expert consensus

Published inSchweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, vol. 144, w13913
Publication date2014

Transcatheter (or percutaneous) renal denervation is a novel technique developed for the treatment of resistant hypertension. So far, only one randomised controlled trial has been published, which has shown a reduction of office blood pressure. The Swiss Society of Hypertension, the Swiss Society of Cardiology, The Swiss Society of Angiology and the Swiss Society of Interventional Radiology decided to establish recommendations to practicing physicians and specialists for good clinical practice. The eligibility of patients for transcatheter renal denervation needs (1.) confirmation of truly resistant hypertension, (2.) exclusion of secondary forms of hypertension, (3.) a multidisciplinary decision confirming the eligibility, (4.) facilities that guarantee procedural safety and (5.) a long-term follow-up of the patients, if possible in cooperation with a hypertension specialist. These steps are essential until long-term data on safety and efficacy are available.

  • Antihypertensive Agents/therapeutic use
  • Arterial Pressure
  • Consensus
  • Drug Resistance
  • Humans
  • Hypertension/drug therapy/surgery
  • Kidney/innervation
  • Patient Selection
  • Switzerland
  • Sympathectomy/adverse effects/methods
Citation (ISO format)
WUERZNER, Gregoire et al. Transcatheter renal denervation for the treatment of resistant arterial hypertension: the Swiss expert consensus. In: Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, 2014, vol. 144, p. w13913. doi: 10.4414/smw.2014.13913
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