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70-Year-Old Patient Successfully Treated for Uncontrolled Hypertension Through Renal Denervation Therapy 70-Year-Old Patient Successfully Treated for Uncontrolled Hypertension Through Renal Denervation Therapy

A 70-year-old gentleman, who had been suffering from chronic high blood pressure and uncontrolled hypertension for the past six years, was successfully treated at Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road, through a procedure called renal denervation.
The patient had been battling with hypertension since 2019. Despite taking five different medicines for high blood pressure and even after increasing the dosage over a period of time, his blood pressure continued to be as high as 200/120mm Hg and the associated symptoms like frequent headaches and palpitations affected his quality of life.
With such uncontrolled hypertension posing the risk of many serious health conditions like stroke, heart attack and kidney failure, Prof Dr Ajith Pillai, Chief Cardiologist and Head of Department, recommended the latest electrically modulated renal denervation (RDN) treatment. This procedure was performed in the Cath Lab under local anesthesia, using radiofrequency ablation to control the patient’s renal nerve excitability. This effective treatment option is not only minimally invasive but also reduces nerve activity to achieve long-term stabilisation of blood pressure.
Following the procedure, the patient was discharged after 48 hours. Depending on the health status, some patients can also be discharged even within 24 hours. A month later, the patient’s blood pressure is well under control, with readings consistently in the range of 140/80mm Hg. He is free from the symptoms he experienced earlier and has been able to reduce the BP medicines significantly.
“The Heart Institute at Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road, is a tertiary centre of excellence that offers high-end care and runs an active hypertension screening and treatment program. It is one of the referral centres for RDN therapy, which would benefit patients who have uncontrolled blood pressure,” said Prof Dr Ajith Pillai.
Kauvery Hospital, Radial Road, is a leading healthcare institution offering advanced treatments and surgical interventions in neurology, cardiology, women and child wellness, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, joint reconstruction, urology, nephrology and other specialities. With a dedicated team of experts and state-of-the-art medical facilities including 50+ critical care beds, 20+ NICU beds, 7+ operation theatres, advanced Cath labs, cutting-edge neuro diagnostic equipment like 3T MRI and 4K + 3D neuro microscope, transplant facilities and 24/7 dialysis unit, it provides world-class medical care to patients from around the globe.