HTA of MDs
Health Technology Assessment of Medical Devices

HTA is multi-disciplinary field of policy analysis that examines the medical, economic, social and ethical implications of the incremental value, diffusion and use of a health technology in health care.

The term Health Technology refers to application of organised knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of life.

Library of Assessments on MDs (1999-2020)

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Medical devices for treatment-resistant hypertension

Treatment-resistant hypertension is a prevalent and life-threatening condition. At present, renal denervation is the most used non-pharmaceutical therapeutic approach. Optimal medical therapy (OMT) is the current standard.The  aim of this HTA report is to assess the potential benefits and risk of renal denervation for treatment-resistant hypertension in addition to OMT compared with OMT alone.

Renal denervation systems or treatment-resistant hypertension

The target population comprises patients who suffer from resistant hypertension, a con-dition that is linked to sympathetic nervous system overactivity, involving the kidneys. Patients who are eligible for the intervention can be treated with catheter-based renal denervation. The goals of the treatment are to prevent hypertensive end-organ damage and decrease cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Treatment-resistant hypertension is […]