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dc.contributor.authorHanssen, Tove Aminda
dc.contributor.authorSubbotina, Anna
dc.contributor.authorMiroslawska, Atena
dc.contributor.authorSolbu, Marit Dahl
dc.contributor.authorSteigen, Terje
dc.description.abstractObjective. Hypertension is a significant health burden. In the last 10 years, renal sympathetic denervation has been tested as a potential treatment option for a select group of patients with treatmentresistant hypertension. The aim of this study was to broadly assess the quality of life in patients undergoing renal sympathetic denervation with two years’ follow-up. Materials and methods. Patients with treatment-resistant hypertension being treated by hypertension specialists were eligible for inclusion in this study. Bilateral renal sympathetic denervation was performed with the Symplicity Catheter System. Quality of life was measured using standardised questionnaires (Short Form 36, 15 D and a single-item question) and an open question before denervation, after six months and after two years.<p> <p>Results. A total of 23 patients were included. The typical participant was male, 53 years, had a mean office blood pressure of 162/108 mmHg, body mass index of 32 kg/m<sup>2</sup> , and was prescribed 4.8 blood pressure lowering drug classes. At baseline, both physical and mental aspects of quality of life were affected negatively by the treatment-resistant hypertension. Over time, there were modest improvements in quality of life. The largest improvements were seen at six months. Simultaneously, the mean number of blood pressure lowering drug classes was reduced to 4.2. Conclusion. Following renal sympathetic denervation treatment, some aspects of health related quality of life showed an improved trend during follow-up. The observed improvement may reflect the impact of a reduced number of blood pressure lowering drug classes.en_US
dc.identifier.citationHanssen, Subbotina, Miroslawska, Solbu, Steigen. Quality of life following renal sympathetic denervation in treatment-resistant hypertensive patients: a two-year follow-up study. Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal. 2022;56(1):174-179en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 2050755
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.journalScandinavian Cardiovascular Journal
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2022 The Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)en_US
dc.titleQuality of life following renal sympathetic denervation in treatment-resistant hypertensive patients: a two-year follow-up studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US

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