Successfully treated bilateral renal artery stenosis in a patient with coronary artery disease

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Abstract

Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is the most common cause of secondary hypertension and accounts for approximately 1–3% of all causes of hypertension. Over 90% of RASs are caused by atherosclerosis; atherosclerotic RAS is increasingly common in aging populations, particularly elderly people with diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, aortoiliac occlusive disease, coronary artery disease or hypertension. Three therapeutic options are currently available for patients with renovascular hypertension: medical antihypertensive therapy, surgical revascularisation and transluminal angioplasty including stent implantation. We present in this report a male patient with bilateral severe ostial stenosis and coronary artery disease, and who was successfully treated with renal stent implantation in one session.

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