Chronic Hypertension

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Chronic Hypertension

Postby cmccaffrey » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:59 pm

Has anyone heard of renal sympathetic denervation?

I wonder if it may keep hypertension at bay in pregnancies of women who have chronic hypertension. I haven't seen any news about this, but just curious if anyone else has.
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Re: Chronic Hypertension

Postby caryn » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:53 pm

I actually just saw a press conference on this online -- renal artery ablation for control of chronic hypertension. I suspect we would not be candidates unless we had severe hypertension uncontrolled by three meds outside of pregnancy. Theoretically it's very very interesting stuff, though.
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