What are the clinical risk factors for renovascular hypertension (RVHT)?

Updated: Dec 01, 2020
  • Author: Rebecca J Schmidt, DO, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
  • Print
Answer

Clinical risk factors for RVHT include the following:

  • A history of hypertension with  azotemia (serum creatinine level >1.5 mg/dL) and modest proteinuria (levels < 1.5 g/day)
  • Progressive renal insufficiency
  • Accelerated or malignant hypertension
  • Severe hypertension (diastolic blood pressure >120 mm Hg)
  • Hypertension with an asymmetric kidney
  • Paradoxical worsening of hypertension with diuretic therapy
  • Hypertension refractory to standard therapy

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!