Kriterien der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie – Herz- und Kreislaufforschung e. V. (DGK), der Deutschen Hochdruckliga e. V. DHL®/Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hypertonie und Prävention und der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Nephrologie (DGfN) zur Zertifizierung von „Renale-Denervations-Zentren (RDZ)“ – Update

Translated title of the contribution: Criteria of the German Cardiac Society (DGK), the German Hypertension League DHL®/German Society for Hypertension and Prevention and the German Society for Nephrology (DGfN) on certification of renal denervation centers (RDZ)—Update

Felix Mahfoud, Jan Galle, Heribert Schunkert, Roland E. Schmieder, Lars C. Rump, Florian P. Limbourg, Markus van der Giet, Albrecht Elsässer, Ulrich Kintscher, Michael Böhm, Joachim Weil

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Abstract

Arterial hypertension is highly prevalent and remains the most common modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality worldwide. In the development and progression of uncontrolled hypertension an increased sympathetic nerve activity has been identified as a main contributor. Catheter-based renal denervation was developed to selectively modulate renal sympathetic activity. Recently, several randomized sham-controlled trials have proven the efficacy and safety of renal denervation in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Hence, one may expect renal denervation to be used as part of clinical practice some time soon. This paper aims to define national criteria for centers who wish to perform renal denervation procedures and to optimize care pathways for patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Centers may apply for certification once they fulfill all criteria.

Translated title of the contributionCriteria of the German Cardiac Society (DGK), the German Hypertension League DHL®/German Society for Hypertension and Prevention and the German Society for Nephrology (DGfN) on certification of renal denervation centers (RDZ)—Update
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)463-470
Number of pages8
JournalKardiologe
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

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