In summary, each elderly patient with signficant atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis must be evaluated individually, bearing in mind that the presence of renal failure and hypertension is not synonymous with a sine qua non indication for a risky invasive procedure, particularly when the renal functions are stable and the blood pressure is controlled. We cannot recommend firm and clear-cut guidelines but we can certainly mention once again that a good integration of experience, prudence, common sense, interpretation of clinical, laboratory and radiologic data, as well as the patient's agreement, remain fundamental for an appropriate medical decision.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Israel Medical Association Journal|
|State||Published - Nov 2004|
- Renal artery stenosis