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New High Blood Pressure Treatment: Missing Sleep Apnea?

Posted Jun 05 2012 10:23pm

I ran across this article in the Wall Street Journal detailing a new surgical procedure that treats people with medication  resistant high blood pressure. The procedure involves placing catheters in the reman artery, and cutting or ablating the nerves that supply the nerve ending that reach the kidneys. The criteria for entry include resistance to at least 3 medications and exclusion of all other known risk factors for hypertension. I wonder if they excluded obstructive sleep apnea?

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