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Pitfalls in Imaging for Renal Artery Stenosis

Stephen C. Textor, MD
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From Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Requests for Single Reprints: Stephen C. Textor, MD, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905; e-mail, textor.stephen@mayo.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2004;141(9):730-731. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-141-9-200411020-00017
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Renal artery stenosis is recognized as an important cause of secondary hypertension. Particularly with atherosclerotic disease, renal artery stenosis can progress to threaten kidney function and complicate congestive heart failure. Management of this disorder requires a balance of both careful medical intervention and well-timed renal revascularization.

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