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Renovascular Hypertension

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Question: Anyone out there been diagnosed with Renovascular Hypertension? Did you have any symptoms? What were they? What treatment did you have to help resolve this issue? I get my Cat Scan test results tomorrow so I'm trying to prepare myself.

Answer: Renovascular hypertension is BP elevation due to partial or complete occlusion of one or more renal arteries or their branches. It is usually asymptomatic unless long-standing. A bruit (a sound or murmur, especially an abnormal one) can be heard over one or both renal arteries in < 50% of patients. Diagnosis is by physical examination and renal imaging with duplex ultrasonography, radionuclide imaging, or magnetic resonance angiography. Angiography is done before definitive treatment with surgery or angioplasty.

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