New guidelines for drive-by renal arteriography may lead to an unjustifiable increase in percutaneous intervention

Dear, James W.; Padfield, Paul L.; Webb, David J.
December 2007
Heart;Dec2007, Vol. 93 Issue 12, p1528
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the new guidelines for drive-by renal arteriography among patients with heart disease. They argue that these guidelines may lead to an unjustifiable increase in percutaneous intervention. They consider renal artery stenosis (RAS) as a cause of hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD). They also suggest that the guidelines can be performed in patients undergoing coronary angiography.


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