Managing high
blood pressure

Managing high blood pressure (HBP) can involve lifestyle changes like diet and exercise, medications, and a complementary, minimally invasive approach.

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Treatment options for high blood pressure

For a long time, the only way to treat high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) was through lifestyle changes like diet and exercise or by taking medications. Today, there is a complementary treatment, the Symplicity blood pressure procedure.

About lifestyle changes1

If you have high blood pressure, the first options for treatment are typically lifestyle modifications. They include eating healthier and reducing salt intake, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol, quitting smoking, getting a good night’s sleep, and reducing stress. Lifestyle changes alone may not lower blood pressure enough for some people.

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About medication

If lifestyle changes aren’t enough to control your high blood pressure, your doctor may prescribe medications. However, they need to be taken every day and can have side effects which may be significant. Common side effects include fatigue, dizziness, headaches, nausea, persistent coughing, and swelling.2

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About the Symplicity blood pressure procedure3,4

The Symplicity procedure is a minimally invasive approach that is proven to lower high blood pressure. The effects keep working 24 hours a day — like a pill you never have to remember to take.

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Not every person will experience the same results. The Medtronic Symplicity blood pressure procedure does have known risks. These risks should be considered in relation to the potential benefits of the procedure.

Find a Symplicity specialist.

Here’s how you can find a doctor near you who is experienced in the Symplicity blood pressure procedure.

Is the Symplicity blood pressure procedure right for you?

Answer a few simple questions then talk to your doctor to see if the procedure may be right for you.



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Blood Pressure Medicines. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accessed March 25, 2024.


Kandzari DE, Townsend RR, Kario K, et al. Safety and Efficacy of Renal Denervation in Patients Taking Antihypertensive Medications. J Am Coll Cardiol. November 7, 2023;82(19):1809–1823.


Böhm M, Kario K, Kandzari DE, et al. Efficacy of catheter-based renal denervation in the absence of antihypertensive medications (SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED Pivotal): a multicentre, randomized, sham-controlled trial. Lancet. May 2, 2020;395(10234):1444–1451.


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