What are the possible complications of surgical revascularization for the treatment 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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Most authors have reported little or no short-term mortality after surgical revascularization. [54, 55, 56] Failure or complications of the procedure may lead to another operation approximately 27% of the time; usually, the second operation is curative. Date from larger series indicate that graft stenosis may occur about 5% of the time and that thromboses may occur in about 10% of revascularization operations. The various graft materials that may be used are all associated with their own specific complications.

 


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