What are the possible complications 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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Left untreated, RVHT can produce serious consequences associated with hypertensive crisis including coma and death. Chronic hypertension can damage blood vessels, leading to such pathology as plaques, aneurysms, claudication, and dissection.


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