St. Joe’s Hypertension Clinical Research Study is Looking for Patients

OAKLAND – St. Joe’s Oakland has launched a clinical research study that evaluates the potential benefits of an investigational device-based intervention (Symplicity Spyral™) for high blood pressure. This investigational procedure targets the nerves around the kidney arteries and is being investigated for its potential to improve the control of blood pressure.

Patients may be eligible for this study if they:

  • Are between 20 and 80 years old
  • Have controlled or moderately controlled blood pressure and take up to three anti-hypertensive drugs
  • Are willing to complete required testing and follow up visits through 36 months


Interested patients should call the St. Joe’s clinical research hotline at 248-858-6962 to find out if they are eligible to participate in the study.

For more details about the device used in this clinical investigation, call Susan Oblak, RN, BSN Research Coordinator at 248-858-6962.