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The “resistant hypertension team”: focus on a multidisciplinary approach to hypertension

University Clinic Düsseldorf, Department of Internal Medicine/Nephrology, ESH Hypertension Excellence Centre, Medical Faculty University Düsseldorf, Germany

Renal denervation (RDN) as a catheter-based procedure was introduced in 20091. As a reinvention of an old concept2 this approach in treating resistant hypertension has been gathering an unprecedented momentum in the world of hypertension. The incredible success in introducing this technique, followed by its quick and wide distribution, introduced new challenges and requirements for hypertension centres in offering optimal patient care. The challenges of these new parameters and requirements have to be met not only by a multidisciplinary team of doctors who can provide excellent evaluation, treatment and follow-up of these patients, but also by the hypertension centres themselves, who wish to provide this treatment option to their patients.

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