Interventional cardiology

Prize winning project to improve renal denervation

Dr Pierre Qian is a cardiologist at Westmead Hospital. He was the recipient of the Ralph Reader Prize (Clinical Science) at CSANZ18.

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You’ve developed a novel microwave transcatheter renal denervation system. What was the clinical need? Hypertension is a common and important risk factor for cardiovascular disease affecting 1 in 3 adults, yet half of patients fail to achieve adequate blood pressure control, some even despite multiple medications. We know that uncontrolled hypertension leads to about half ...

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