Features December 2011 Issue

Renal Denervation Among Top Innovations for 2012

Cleveland Clinic’s annual list includes a few breakthroughs coming in cardiovascuarl health.

Every year Cleveland Clinic experts draw up a list of 10 emerging technologies expected to help shape healthcare in the new year. The “Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2012” include a mix of diagnostic screening tools, medical therapies, treatments and even medical apps for mobile devices. At the top of the list is “catheter-based renal denervation to control resistant hypertension.” To help address high blood pressure, one of the world’s leading health problems, this 40-minute catheterization procedure targets the renal sympathetic system.

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