What noninvasive therapies are used to treat renovascular hypertension (RVHT)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2019
  • Author: Matthew R Alexander, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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With the advent of noninvasive techniques, aortal renal bypass using a saphenous vein or hypogastric artery is not commonly employed for revascularization. PTRA can be an effective treatment for hypertension and the preservation of renal function in a subset of patients. PTRA may be the initial choice in younger patients with fibromuscular lesions amenable to balloon angioplasty. Renal artery stenting of osteal lesions has been associated with improved long-term patency.


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