Medtronic execs: renal denervation for AFib could be on the horizon

The Medtronic Symplicty Spyral renal denervation (RDN) catheter delivers radiofrequency energy from four electrodes to ablate nerves in the renal arteries and treat high blood pressure. The nitinol-based device expands in a spiral pattern inside the blood vessel. [Image courtesy of Medtronic]

Medtronic renal denervation leaders Jason Weidman and Sean Salmon discuss RDN’s potential to help patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib).

As if treating an epidemic-level condition like hypertension wasn’t enough, renal denervation (RDN) also shows potential for atrial fibrillation (AFib) and other conditions related to high blood pressure.

In interviews with Medical Design & Outsourcing, Medtronic EVP Sean Salmon and SVP Jason Wediman discussed whether their Spyral Symplicity radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation technology could help AFib patients when paired with cryoablation.

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