1338 - Catheter-based renal denervation for treatment-resistant hypertension

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Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Catheter-based renal denervation for treatment-resistant hypertension.

Description of Medical Condition

Despite adherence to multiple anti-hypertensive medications, a subset of patients with hypertension (HTN) will continue to experience elevated, uncontrolled blood pressure.

This condition is termed treatment resistant hypertension (rHTN), and typically describes uncontrolled, elevated blood pressure, despite treatment with 3+ anti-hypertensive medications (including a diuretic). Treatment resistant hypertension is also used to describe patients whose BP is controlled but require ≥4 antihypertensive medications.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

Final Protocol (PDF 3650 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 569 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document


Meetings for this Application


18 April 2013
15 to 16 August 2013