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Case reports
Successful percutaneous angioplasty of renal artery in a patient with severe arterial hypertension and symptoms of hyperaldosteronism: a case report

Monika Skrzypiec-Spring, Adam Spring, Karol Początek, Przemysław Nowicki, Arkadiusz Derkacz, Agnieszka Ciesielska, Marta Negrusz-Kawecka, Walentyna Mazurek
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(7):724-726.

open access

Vol 64, No 7 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-07-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Arterial hypertension may result from renal artery stenosis. In this type of hypertension renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system is activated and patients often produce signs of hyperaldosteronism. It must be distinguished from primary hyperaldosteronism in order to chose a proper therapy. In this paper we describe a case of a 65-years-old man with severe arterial hypertension, which was difficult to control pharmacologically. The patient revealed symptoms which suggested primary hyperaldosteronism (except normal plasma renin activity). Only imaging techniques allowed diagnose of renal artery stenosis and carry out successful percutaneous angioplasty of renal artery.

Abstract

Arterial hypertension may result from renal artery stenosis. In this type of hypertension renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system is activated and patients often produce signs of hyperaldosteronism. It must be distinguished from primary hyperaldosteronism in order to chose a proper therapy. In this paper we describe a case of a 65-years-old man with severe arterial hypertension, which was difficult to control pharmacologically. The patient revealed symptoms which suggested primary hyperaldosteronism (except normal plasma renin activity). Only imaging techniques allowed diagnose of renal artery stenosis and carry out successful percutaneous angioplasty of renal artery.
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Keywords

arterial hypertension; renal artery stenosis; percutaneous angioplasty; stent

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Title

Case reports
Successful percutaneous angioplasty of renal artery in a patient with severe arterial hypertension and symptoms of hyperaldosteronism: a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 7 (2006)

Pages

724-726

Published online

2006-07-18

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(7):724-726.

Keywords

arterial hypertension
renal artery stenosis
percutaneous angioplasty
stent

Authors

Monika Skrzypiec-Spring
Adam Spring
Karol Początek
Przemysław Nowicki
Arkadiusz Derkacz
Agnieszka Ciesielska
Marta Negrusz-Kawecka
Walentyna Mazurek

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