Device therapy for uncontrolled hypertension: new approaches to an old problem

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Uncontrolled hypertension is an important clinical problem and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. A new report from the SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED researchers, which describes the use of renal denervation in patients with uncontrolled hypertension, might reignite enthusiasm for this technique, while a first-in-human description of endovascular baroreflex amplification from the CALM-FIM_EUR investigators highlights the potential of this new approach to inhibit sympathetic activity.

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Correspondence to Peter J. Blankestijn.

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P.J.B. has received research grants from Medtronic, ZonMw and Nierstichting Nederland. The grants were paid to the institution. M.L.B. declares no competing interests.

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