Renal Denervation may benefit Certain Heart Patients

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Renal denervation improves outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure or treatment-resistant arterial hypertension, according to a trio of studies presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) meeting.

Heart failure patients who underwent renal denervation with radiofrequency ablation saw an improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) from 25% at baseline to 31% after 12 months while patients who received standard therapy had minimal and nonsignificant changes from 26% at baseline to 28% at 1 year.