The randomised Oslo study of renal denervation vs. Antihypertensive drug adjustments: efficacy and safety through 7 years of follow-up.

The randomised Oslo study of renal denervation vs. Antihypertensive drug adjustments: efficacy and safety through 7 years of follow-up. Blood Press. 2020 Oct 08;:1-10 Authors: Bergland OU, Søraas CL, Larstorp ACK, Halvorsen LV, Hjørnholm U, Hoffman P, Høieggen A, Fadl Elmula FEM Abstract PURPOSE: The blood pressure (BP) lowering effect of renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) in treatment-resistant hypertension shows variation amongst the existing randomised studies. The long-term efficacy and safety of RDN require further investigation. For the first time, we report BP changes and safety up to 7 years after RDN, compared to drug adjustment in the randomised Oslo RDN study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with treatment-resistant hypertension, defined as daytime systolic ambulatory BP ≥135 mmHg after witnessed intake of ≥3 antihypertensive drugs including a diuretic, were randomised to either RDN (n = 9) or drug adjustment (n = 10). The initial primary endpoint was the change in office BP after 6 months. The RDN group had their drugs adjusted after 1 year using the same principles as the Drug Adjustment group. Both groups returned for long-term follow-up after 3 and 7 years. RESULTS: The decrease in office BP and ambulatory BP (ABPM) after 6 months did not persist, but gradually increased in both groups. From 6 months to 7 years follow-up, mean daytime systol...
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