Renovascular Hypertension

  • Leif Ekelund
  • Sven-Ola Hietala
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Hypertension may be defined as a blood pressure of 160/95 mm Hg or more. The great majority of hypertensive patients have essential hypertension and require lifelong medical therapy. Individuals with renovascular hypertension represent a small but important group of hypertensives as revascularization may cure these patients. The prevalence of renovascular hypertension was reported to range between 2% and 6% by Hunt and Strong (1973). Significantly lower figures were reported from the Mayo Clinic, with a prevalence of 0.18% among hypertensives with a diastolic blood pressure ≥95 mm Hg (Tucker and Labarthe 1977). The “true” frequency is difficult to establish but a common opinion is that it is approximately 1% in unselected patients with hypertension (Bech and Hilden 1975).


Renal Artery Renal Artery Stenosis Renovascular Hypertension Renovascular Disease Renal Artery Aneurysm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leif Ekelund
    • 1
  • Sven-Ola Hietala
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity HospitalUmeåSweden

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