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Renal procedure treats hypertension, with guest Wei Li, MD, on Upstate's The informed Patient podcast

Denervation can lower blood pressure for some patients

A surgical procedure can help control high blood pressure in certain patients with resistant hypertension -- where medications and lifestyle changes have not succeeded. Uncontrolled, or resistant, high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, kidney damage and other problems, notes endovascular surgeon Wei Li, MD, who explains the renal denervation procedure and which patients might benefit. Li is an associate professor of surgery at Upstate.