Description of Medical ServiceCatheter-based renal denervation for treatment-resistant hypertension.
Description of Medical ConditionDespite 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 ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeTherapeutic
Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
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Meetings for this Application
PASC18 April 2013
15 to 16 August 2013