Technology Assessment

Renal Denervation in the Medicare Population


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Background. Renal denervation refers to catheter-based radiofrequency ablation of renal sympathetic nerves, which may reduce blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension, but data on its effectiveness are conflicting.

Purpose. The purpose of this technical brief is to evaluate the effectiveness of renal denervation for resistant hypertension, and determine its applicability to the Medicare population.

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