Renovascular hypertension

What is Renovascular hypertension?

Renovascular hypertension (or "renal hypertension") is a syndrome which consists of high blood pressure caused by the kidneys' hormonal response to narrowing of the arteries supplying the kidneys (renal artery stenosis). When functioning properly this hormonal axis regulates blood pressure. Due to low local blood flow, the kidneys mistakenly increases blood pressure of the entire circulatory system. It is a form of secondary hypertension - a form of hypertension whose cause is identifiable. It accounts for 5% to 10% of all hypertensive patients in US. Its prevalence is 2% in those who have a diastolic blood pressure of more than 100 mmHg and approximately 30% in patients who have diastolic blood pressure more than 130mmHg. Patients with renal hypertension are at increased risk of end organ dysfunction, including permanent kidney damage, if inadequate pharmacologic therapies are used to control blood pressure.

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I have 32mm size stone in Right Kidney ,does it effect blood pressure

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Renal stone & hypertension.

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My husband has had quad by-pass surgery and has had stent put into 1 of his kidneys, which now not functioning at all! They haven't removed the...

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Treatment options for the control of hypertension in patients of RENAL ARTERY STENOSIS(RAS) with atherosclerotic bilateral renal artery includes...

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Hellow sir I am a diabatic patient recently i got it done the CT PHERIPHERAL Angiography findigs are: Mixed plaque at ostium of celiac trunk and...

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you have diffuse mild diseases in multiple arteries

only right distal superficial femoral artery has moderate stenosis

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