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What people should be screened for renal artery stenosis?

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Dr. Gregory Hale
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: High blood pressure

Patients who have uncontrolled blood pressure despite 3 or more medications at maximal dosages are considered for possible secondary hypertension.
Ras is a cause of secondary hypertension. Also people who are younger than 35 or older than 65 who develop sudden or new onset hypertension, are usually screened. Unexplained renal failure especially with different sized kidneys should be screened.

In brief: High blood pressure

Patients who have uncontrolled blood pressure despite 3 or more medications at maximal dosages are considered for possible secondary hypertension.
Ras is a cause of secondary hypertension. Also people who are younger than 35 or older than 65 who develop sudden or new onset hypertension, are usually screened. Unexplained renal failure especially with different sized kidneys should be screened.
Dr. Gregory Hale
Dr. Gregory Hale
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Screen RAS

sudden onset HTN
flash pulmonary edema
severeHTN
malignant HTN
young age
drug resistant hen
abdominal bruit.

In brief: Screen RAS

sudden onset HTN
flash pulmonary edema
severeHTN
malignant HTN
young age
drug resistant hen
abdominal bruit.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Dr. Clarence Grim
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Dr. Norman Bein
Surgery

In brief: Do not worry

Renal artery stenosis is one of the causes of high blood pressure.
..Screening plays no part in this idsease as the positive yields are so low...The study should only be performed as part of a thorough evaluation.

In brief: Do not worry

Renal artery stenosis is one of the causes of high blood pressure.
..Screening plays no part in this idsease as the positive yields are so low...The study should only be performed as part of a thorough evaluation.
Dr. Norman Bein
Dr. Norman Bein
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