September 8, 2018
Check-in & Lunch: 12:00 PM
Program: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Hyatt Regency Chicago
Room: Grand AC
151 E. Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Supported through educational grants from Medtronic and ReCor Medical.

This event is not part of the official Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2018 as planned by the AHA Committee on Hypertension Program.


Hypertension is the most common modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and loss of life. In order to reduce organ damage and prevent cardiovascular disease, controlling blood pressure in those with hypertension is necessary. When lifestyle modification and antihypertensive medication do not work, additional approaches are necessary. Interventional approaches such as transcatheter renal denervation (RDN) have been evaluated but not yet proven to be beneficial in reducing blood pressure when a sham-controlled arm was part of the protocol.

This educational program will discuss the latest data and evidence on RDN, insights on the advances in interventional hypertension therapies, and the ongoing studies in the renal denervation space. Expert presenters will review the scientific bases for RDN, lessons learned from previous trials, where we stand on resistant hypertension, and what the most recent RDN trial results have found. Ample time will be allowed for audience Q&A.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program participants should be able to:

  • Understand the scientific basis for renal denervation
  • Explain the lessons learned on drugs, populations, and procedures from past renal denervation trials
  • Discuss what was learned on treating resistant hypertension since HTN-3
  • Evaluate the SPYRAL HTN and RADIANCE HTN clinical programs

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This educational activity is designed for interventional cardiologists, clinical cardiologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Evaluation by questionnaire will address content, presentation effectiveness, possible bias, and future educational needs.

It is the policy of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. Commercial support from industry does not influence educational content, faculty selection, and/or faculty presentations, and therefore, does not compromise the scientific integrity of the educational activity.

Discussion of off-label product usage is made at the sole discretion of the faculty. Off-label product discussion and usage is not endorsed by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation or the course directors of this activity.

Faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation are required to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations. Faculty in noncompliance with this policy are not permitted to participate in this activity.

This program is sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and supported through educational grants from Medtronic and ReCor Medical. The Cardiovascular Research Foundation ensures that its programs are educational and meet the needs of the target audience. This program was developed without influence from commercial supporters.



Jan Basile, MD Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Michael J. Bloch, MD University of Nevada School of Medicine &
Renown Institute for Heart and Vascular Care
Reno, NV


Raymond R. Townsend, MD Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Michael A. Weber, MD SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY



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