Saint Barnabas Medical Center Studying Investigational Approach to Help Lower Blood Pressure

Do you have high blood pressure? Many with high blood pressure try to follow a healthy diet, exercise and take medications as prescribed – yet their blood pressure is still high. If you’re like these patients, and are between 20 and 80 years old, you may qualify for a study at Saint Barnabas Medical Center that is evaluating an investigational device for high blood pressure.

“High blood pressure is one of the greatest threats to patients globally, including New Jersey residents,” shares Sabino Torre, MD, Co-director, Interventional Cardiology, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a member of Barnabas Health Medical Group. “Saint Barnabas Medical Center is currently enrolling patients in a clinical study investigating a medical device to help lower blood pressure in individuals with high blood pressure, a chronic condition defined as an average systolic blood pressure at or above 140 mmHg.”

The study is part of the HTN Global Clinical Trial Program investigating the effect of renal denervation on blood pressure. Renal denervation is a minimally-invasive procedure that may potentially decrease the sensitivity of nerves that lead to the kidneys. These nerves play a role in management of blood pressure. It is being done in collaboration with the cardiac research and clinical trial coordination team at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, also an RWJBarnabas Health facility.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Cardiologist Sarah Y. Fan, MD, also a member of Barnabas Health Medical Group adds, “We are proud to have been selected to take part in this trial, and look forward to helping identify the impact of renal denervation and its ability to help lower blood pressure for patients who are determined to be eligible for participation in this investigational study.”

For more information, visit highbloodpressuretrials.com call (862)-280-2701.