Baylor researchers are studying a new approach that could help normalize blood pressure-without medication. The Symplicity trial is testing a minimally invasive procedure known as renal denervation. The experimental procedure uses heat that is generated by radio frequency to disrupt nerve communication to and from the kidneys. This can reduce over activity in the sympathetic nervous system, a frequent cause of chronic high blood pressure.
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The Baylor team has now implanted 14 of these valves (16 randomized), which are implanted transcutaneously, for severe or critical aortic stenosis. This provides an option for treatment of patients who could not undergo open-heart surgery.
Robert Stoler, MD
Rick Hebeler, MD
Paul Grayburn, MD
The Baylor sites enrolled over 70 patients in this observational registry of women and men (enrolled 2:1) under the age of 55 who have had proven myocardial infarctions. Study includes demographics, psychosocial factors, biomarkers, and gene testing.
Deepika Gopal, MD
Cara East, MD
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