This minimally invasive endovascular procedure, using the Symplicity™ renal denervation system disrupts the renal nerves via the renal arteries using radio frequency (RF) energy. The device and procedure produce precise, complete and replicable renal denervation (RDN) without the risks of invasive surgery or requiring a permanent implant.
The endovascular operation is performed by interventionalists, a group of physicians who are technically adept at catheter procedures, within the infrastructure of a standard catheterization lab. The operator introduces a guiding catheter through the femoral artery and threads it up to the target renal artery. The Symplicity™ catheter is then inserted into the renal artery through the guide catheter and, using radio frequency energy, ablates the nerves from the inside of the artery, without damaging the renal artery. After ablation, the device is withdrawn and the arterial access site may be closed as with standard interventional techniques.
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