What are the sexual predilections of renovascular hypertension (RVHT)?

Updated: Dec 01, 2020
  • Author: Rebecca J Schmidt, DO, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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RVHT is most common in younger women and older adults. [10] Younger women develop RVHT most commonly from FMD affecting the distal two thirds and branches of the renal arteries. Older men develop RVHT most often from atherosclerotic disease affecting mainly the proximal third of the main renal artery. In children, multiple studies have failed to demonstrate any clear sex difference with regard to the prevalence of RVHT.


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