The “Sympathetic” Kidney: Multiples Effects of Renal Sympathetic Nerve Ablation

Author(s): Gino Seravalle, Guido Grassi

Journal Name: Current Hypertension Reviews

Volume 8 , Issue 4 , 2012

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Sympathetic neural mechanisms are involved in the development and progression of hypertension. In the last few years the role of renal nerves as regulators of kidney function, volume homeostasis and blood pressure control and as potential target of therapeutic intervention has received renewed interest. Data obtained by the radiofrequency catheterbased procedure for renal denervation have provided evidence for a prolonged sympathoinhibitory and blood pressure lowering effect but also for a positive effect on metabolism and on target organ damage.

Keywords: Arterial hypertension, sympathetic nervous system, renal afferents, renal denervation

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Year: 2012
Published on: 12 December, 2012
Page: [250 - 255]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1573402111208040250
Price: $65

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