What are the benefits of percutaneous renal artery intervention for patients with renovascular hypertension (RVHT)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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It is important to note that the presence of renal artery stenosis or fibromuscular dysplasias are not always associated with renovascular hypertension. In addition, the potential benefits of percutaneous interventions are not proven. A trial by Bianchi et al failed to show improvement in systolic blood pressure, serum creatinine, renal events, mortality, or vascular events in patients with renal artery stenosis who underwent percutaneous renal artery intervention. [12]


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