Experimental Surgery Targets Stubbornly High Blood Pressure – NYTimes.com

Now, doctors are experimenting with an innovative but drastic new approach that may help lessen the danger in patients for whom nothing else works. During the procedure, called renal denervation, a physician threads a catheter into the arteries leading to the kidney, then delivers pulses of radio-frequency energy that interrupt the signaling in nerves to and from that organ. The damage to the nerves is probably permanent, although no one is certain.

via Experimental Surgery Targets Stubbornly High Blood Pressure – NYTimes.com.

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