What is high blood pressure?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition in which the force of blood flowing through a person’s blood vessels is consistently too high. Over time, this puts stress on the arteries, the heart, and the kidneys which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.1

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Normal blood pressure is <130/85 mmHg. A blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg is considered high blood pressure.2 Depending upon your age and health status, your physician will help you identify the target blood pressure that is best for you.

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Managing high blood pressure

Diet, exercise and medications are the first-line treatments for hypertension. Less than half of patients treated for hypertension achieve a target BP of less than 140/90 mmHg.2

A growing area of research

For patients unable to effectively control their blood pressure with lifestyle changes and medication therapy, a new class of interventional products are under clinical investigation for the treatment of hypertension using a procedure called renal denervation.3

The TARGET BP Clinical Trial program is currently investigating the Peregrine System Kit to treat hypertension.

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2 Williams et al, 2018 ESC/ESH Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension, European Heart Journal (2018), 1–98  doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehy339

Schmieder et al, European Society of Hypertension Position Paper on Renal Denervation 2018, Journal of Hypertension 2018 Oct;36(10):2042-2048