Monday, September 17, 2012
In the News: The POWER of HERCULES
STAR and ASTRAL ( largest to date) have shown no significant benefit in interventional interventions for atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis(ARAS).
CORAL is still underway, here comes HERCULES. This is a large prospective multi-center single arm study of patients with significant RAS and uncontrolled HTN. This is in contrast to prior trails that had less sicker patients. Most were at least on 2 agents and 75% on ACEI or ARBS. The procedure related complications were only 1.5% compared to prior studies suggesting as high as 17%. The results suggested drop in SBP significantly at 9 months, low in stent restenosis rate and complication rates.
Regardless- check out the full trial at Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions.
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