Renal vascular disease: detecting the most common curable cause of secondary hypertension.

Title

Renal vascular disease: detecting the most common curable cause of secondary hypertension.

Creator

Rutecki G W; Whittier F C

Publisher

Consultant (00107069)

Date

1994
1994-11

Description

Detection of renal vascular disease offers the opportunity to cure a patient with hypertension as well as to avert severe renal damage and lifelong dependence on dialysis. The crucial first step is to suspect renovascular lesions. Clues include the character of the hypertension, age at onset, retinopathy, a renal artery bruit, and azotemia in patients being treated with ACE inhibitors. Choice of tests to pursue depends on the strength of the clinical evidence of renal vascular disease; although selective renal arteriography is the 'gold standard,' it is invasive and expensive, making other tests more appropriate for many patients.

Subject

Angiography; Hypertension; Arteriosclerosis; Renal – Etiology; Captopril – Diagnostic Use; Renal Artery Obstruction – Diagnosis; Renal Artery Obstruction – Radiography; Renal Artery Obstruction – Ultrasonography

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1595–1602

Issue

11

Volume

34

Citation

Rutecki G W; Whittier F C, “Renal vascular disease: detecting the most common curable cause of secondary hypertension.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 19, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6202.

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