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European Society of Cardiology’s Position on Renal Denervation: The Time Is Upon Us

  • Authors: Thomas F. Lüscher, MD, FRCP; Roland E. Schmieder, MD, FACC; Sofie Brouwers, MD, PhD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 9/27/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 9/27/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, general cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, nephrologists, and healthcare practitioners (HCPs) throughout the world who care for patients who have elevated blood pressure.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to interpret renal denervation results and its potential clinical utility.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Consensus statement on renal denervation for managing hypertension
    • Identification of patients who may benefit from renal denervation


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  • Thomas F. Lüscher, MD, FRCP

    Chairman of Research, Education & Development
    Consultant of Cardiology
    Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital Trust and Imperial College in London
    Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology
    University of Zurich (Campus Schlieren)
    Zürich, Switzerland


    Thomas F. Luescher, MD, FRCP, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Daiichi Sankyo; Pfizer
    Research funding from: Abbott; Amgen; AstraZeneca; Novartis; Vifor


  • Roland E. Schmieder, MD, FACC

    Professor of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Hypertension
    Head of Clinical Research Center of Hypertension and Vascular Medicine
    Department of Nephrology and Hypertension
    University Hospital Erlangen
    Erlangen, Germany


    Roland E. Schmieder, MD, FACC, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Ablative Solutions; Medtronic; Recor
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Ablative Solutions; Medtronic; Recor
    Research funding from: Ablative Solutions; Medtronic; Recor
    Contracted researcher for: Ablative Solutions; Medtronic; Recor

  • Sofie Brouwers, MD, PhD

    Cardiologist and co-director of the Hypertension and Lipid Clinic
    Cardiovascular Center
    OLV Hospital
    Aalst, Belgium


    Sophie Brouwers, MD, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.


  • George Boutsalis, PhD

    Senior Director, Content Development, Medscape, LLC


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  • Frederick Stange, DO

    Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC


    Frederick Stange, DO, has no relevant financial relationships.

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    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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European Society of Cardiology’s Position on Renal Denervation: The Time Is Upon Us




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