The heat is able to destroy nerves that course along the outside and within the mid wall of the blood vessel-without causing any damage
to the artery wall. The heat
is delivered over 2 minutes. Because heat
is applied, the patient is given intravenous sedation to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
Following the procedure, the patient is monitored and able to go home the following day. The effect is not immediate. Over time however, the blood pressure begins to lower.