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What is renal denervation?

Renal denervation is a minimally invasive, catheter procedure to regulate nerve activity.

Medical centers across the United States are enrolling patients for a clinical trial to determine if the procedure controls high blood pressure by regulating nerves on arterial walls near the kidneys. These nerves are part of the sympathetic nervous system, which helps the body control blood pressure by narrowing blood vessels or directing the heart to pump harder.

This therapy is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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