Renal denervation. Current developments.

[Renal denervation. Current developments]. Radiologe. 2013 Mar;53(3):216-22 Authors: Saleh A Abstract METHODICAL INNOVATION: Renal denervation is a catheter-based, endovascular procedure for the treatment of drug-resistant hypertension. The aim of the therapy is to lower the blood pressure
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