Victor Vertes, M.D.; J. Grauel, M.D.
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The renal origin of hypertension is well established in cases of main renal artery stenosis or unilateral intra-renal disease. Surgical repair of diseased renal arteries or unilateral nephrectomy can correct the hypertension in many instances. An unselected series of 150 hypertensive patients were admitted to the metabolic unit for investigation of the possible presence of renovascular hypertension. Separate renal function studies utilizing the technique described by Stamey were obtained on all of the patients. Transfemoral aortography and percutaneous renal biopsies were also performed on over 50 of the patients.
Stenosis of the main renal artery was demonstrated by aortography in
Vertes V, Grauel J. The Diagnosis of Reversible Renal Hypertension.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:816. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-816_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):816.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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