My comment for patients: More good news for renal nerve denervation. This catheter based treatment done like a heart catheterization from the artery in the groin has been show to have significant BP improvement for those patients who can't be controlled with 3 or more drugs, called resistnt hypertension. This study shows that this treatment also works in patients with chronic kidney disease. We won't have this available in the US for two or more years but the future for this technolopgy looks bright.
From the article:
Catheter-based renal nerve ablation helps lower resistant hypertension, but now researchers have found that it works as well in those with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a pilot study showed. n 15 patients with resistant hypertension and stage 3 and 4 CKD, bilateral renal denervation lowered blood pressure by a mean of 34/14 mmHg at 1 month and 32/15 mmHg at 6 months.