High Blood Pressure Study Seeking Participants

Heart Renal Denervation

Learn More About This Research Study

To learn more about the study or to check eligibility, visit HBPStudy.com or call 216-877-8601.

Untreated hypertension (high blood pressure) increases the risk for heart attack, stroke or heart failure. Kidneys play an important role in managing blood pressure. If the nerves that control the kidneys become overactive, it can lead to hypertension.

University Hospitals has launched a clinical research study to evaluate the potential benefits of an investigative device-based intervention to help lower blood pressure. Mehdi Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD, Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Center, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, is the Principal Investigator of the study. He is joined by Investigators David Zidar, MD, PhD, and Monique Robinson, MD, PhD, and Clinical Research Coordinator Terrence Semenec, RN.

The procedure being tested is called renal denervation. Using a minimally invasive approach, an investigational device will be placed into the arteries leading to the kidneys. Nerves within these arteries are known to affect blood pressure. The device will apply energy to the overactive nerves in an attempt to reduce blood pressure long-term. Following study treatment, the investigational device will be removed.

UH is currently seeking participants for the High Blood Pressure study. Candidates may be eligible if they meet the following criteria:

  • Between 20 and 80 years old
  • Have high blood pressure (on or off medications)
  • Are willing to complete required testing and follow-up visits through 36 months

Learn More About This Research Study

To learn more about the study or to check eligibility, visit HBPStudy.com or call 216-877-8601.

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