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Full Medtronic Results Offer Little Reason For Optimism On Renal Denervation

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Renal denervation did not have a significant effect on systolic blood pressure in the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial, the first major sham-controlled trial of renal denervation for drug-resistant hypertension. The trial’s sponsor, Medtronic, had previously announced that it missed its primary endpoint but full results of the study were presented for the first time at the ACC meeting in Washington, DC on March 29.

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