Renovascular hypertension: Comparison of medical and surgical therapy

P. K. Whelton, A. P. Harris, R. P. Russell, P. C. Walsh, George M Williams, D. P. Harrington, W. G. Walker

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Abstract

Results of medical and surgical therapy were compared in 28 patients with hypertension and unilateral renovascular ischaemia. Renal function remained normal in both groups throughout the study period. After 6 months of follow-up systolic and diastolic blood pressures were significantly lower in the surgically treated patients. After 12 months of follow-up there was no significant difference between the two groups in diastolic blood pressure and after 24 months of follow-up there was no significant difference between the two groups in either systolic or diastolic blood pressure. Sixty per cent of surgically treated patients were cured 6 months after operation, but only 40% remained cured after 24 months of follow-up. All patients cured at 6 months who subsequently required antihypertensive medication had arteriosclerotic renovascular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-447
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Science
Volume57
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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