Electrolyte Blood Press.  2010 Dec;8(2):87-91.

Atherosclerotic Renovascular Hypertension : Lessons from Recent Clinical Studies

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea. imsejoong@hanmail.net

Abstract

Atherosclerotic renovascular hypertension is a form of secondary hypertension due to renal artery stenosis. After the introduction of medical therapy such as with statins and angiotensin blocking agents, it has been considered a very slowly progressive disease. In the 1990s, surgical methods were compared to radiological intervention and showed no additional benefits. Recent clinical data also demonstrate that in cases of relatively stable atherosclerotic renovascular disease, medical therapy is as effective as other interventions with regard to patient outcomes. In this paper the recent clinical outcomes are reviewed.

Keyword

atherosclerosis; renal artery obstruction; hypertension

MeSH Terms

Angiotensins
Atherosclerosis
Humans
Hypertension
Hypertension, Renovascular
Renal Artery Obstruction
Angiotensins
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