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St.Jude Medical initiates trial of EnligHTN system for CV Risk reduction

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Last updated:19th Feb 2013
Published:19th Feb 2013
Source: Pharmawand

St. Jude Medical, Inc. has announced plans for a new landmark study that will evaluate whether renal denervation and medication can provide health benefits to patients beyond lowering high blood pressure. The EnligHTNment trial is the first large-scale study that will examine the long-term effects of the EnligHtN System of renal denervation in patients who have uncontrolled hypertension to see if renal denervation also reduces the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke and death.

"Initial study results have demonstrated that the EnligHTN RDS System is safe and effective in rapidly lowering blood pressure. If these results extend into the prevention of major cardiac events, there is the potential to dramatically change how we treat these patients," said Professor Thomas L�scher, chairman, cardiology and cardiovascular center at the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, a principal investigator for the trial.

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