Renal Denervation for Resistant Hypertension
Renal Denervation is a revolutionary new procedure to treat resistant hypertension. The team at Mercy Angiography led by Dr John Ormiston is the first in New Zealand to provide this treatment.
This new procedure is a major advance in the treatment for hypertension. It involves passing a tube from a groin artery to the renal artery and quietening the sympathetic nerves to the kidney by “zapping” them with radiofrequency energy. Trials show it is effective in reducing blood pressure in most patients with poorly controlled hypertension despite medication.
Potential patients will need a consultation. Your family doctor or specialist may wish to refer directly to us at Mercy Angiography or to an Auckland Heart Group Cardiologist for an assessment of need and suitability. There will be a consultation, blood tests, blood pressure monitoring tests and a CT tests.
For more information please see the attached patient guide and the link to documentary featured on TV One’s Sunday programme on 17th June, 2012. Alternatively please contact us at Mercy Angiography (details provided below).
Contact details for Mercy Angiography
Address: 98 Mountain Rd, Epsom, Auckland.
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