Annette Fitz, M.D.; Elizabeth Thompson, M.D.; Walter Kirkendall, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Three years ago we published a study of 50 patients operated on for renal hypertension. Postoperatively, nine were "cured" with a blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg or below without therapy (average follow-up, 16.6 months), 16 were "improved" at 19.5 months average with a fall in mean blood pressure of at least 20 mm Hg without additional drug therapy. We have reevaluated these patients to better define the long-term benefits of operative treatment for renal hypertension. Of the cured patients, now followed an average of 43 months, five are still cured, and all had nonatherosclerotic renal artery stenosis. Two are
Fitz A, Thompson E, Kirkendall W. Long-Term Results of Operative Treatment for Renal Hypertension.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:803. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-803_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):803.
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