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The paper provides guidance on patient selection, centre selection, efficacy, safety, limitations and potential new indications for referring physicians, interventionalists and healthcare providers. It is published today in European Heart Journal, online ahead of print.1
First author Dr Felix Mahfoud (Germany), said: “The hope is that insurance companies and healthcare providers will read it and will only pay for those centres and especially for those patients who fit the criteria published in the paper. The problem right now is that there are no European criteria for determining which patients are most likely to benefit and which centres have the necessary experience.”
Dr Mahfoud said: “We have known for decades that high sympathetic activity could be a target for treatment but until now we haven’t had a way to do it. We now have a new treatment modality which allows us to reduce sympathetic activity and I’m optimistic that we will get new indications for renal denervation.”
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