Kona Medical said this week that it’s launched a clinical trial of the non-invasive renal denervation device for treating hypertension it calls Surround Sound.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A computer algorithm may be able to help physicians monitor patients for signs of hypertension, a disease known as "the silent killer."
Researchers at Northwestern Medicine developed a trio of algorithms to review patients’ electronic health records and alert healthcare providers that a patient may have or may be developing hypertension.
Amid the hand-wringing and back-pedaling surrounding renal denervation, some physicians are still looking for ways to use the technology to treat patients with hypertension.
Attendees at this year’s EuroPCR conference in Paris cast a wary eye on medical device makers’ efforts to promote renal denervation in treatment of hypertension, taking to Twitter to note and sometimes chide companies for putting "marketing before science."