Screening for renal artery stenosis: Which patients? Which test?
Donald G. Vidt, MD
Consultant, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Cleveland Clinic; member, National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on Chronic Renal Failure and Renovascular Hypertension
Address: Donald G. Vidt, MD, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, A101, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195; email@example.com
If a patient has clinical clues suggestive of renovascular hypertension such as persistently high blood pressure despite a multiple-drug regimen, it may be reasonable to screen him or her using captopril renography, duplex ultrasonography, or magnetic resonance angiography.