Renal Artery Stenosis Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.ccl.2014.09.006 PMID: 25439331 Web of Science: 000346949900005

Cited authors

  • Tafur-Soto, Jose David; White, Christopher J.


  • Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (RAS) is the single largest cause of secondary hypertension; it is associated with progressive renal insufficiency and causes cardiovascular complications such as refractory heart failure and flash pulmonary edema. Medical therapy, including risk factor modification, renin-angiotensina-ldosterone system antagonists, lipid-lowering agents, and antiplatelet therapy, is advised in all patients. Patients with uncontrolled renovascular hypertension despite optimal medical therapy, ischemic nephropathy, and cardiac destabilization syndromes who have severe RAS are likely to benefit from renal artery revascularization. Screening for RAS can be done with Doppler ultrasonography, CT angiography, and magnetic resonance angiography.

Publication date

  • 2015

Published in


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-8651

Start page

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