St. Jude Medical enrolls first patient in EnlighHTN II trial for hypertension St. Jude Medical enrolled the first patient in the EnligHTN II trial. This post-market clinical study will further evaluate the safety and efficacy of the EnligHTN Renal Denervation System in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. The EnligHTN II trial expands upon the research conducted in the EnligHTN I trial, which demonstrated that patients with drug-resistant hypertension treated with the St. Jude Medical EnligHTN system had a rapid and sustained drop in blood pressure. The EnligHTN II study aims to broaden this scope by evaluating the mean reduction in systolic blood pressure at six months across all enrolled patients post renal denervation and within sub-groups with varying degrees of kidney functionality. The study will enroll approximately 500 patients
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