Treatment of renovascular disease with percutaneous stent insertion: long-term outcomes.
V Perkovic, KR Thomson, PJ Mitchell, RN Gibson, N Atkinson, PL Field, GJ Becker
Australasian Radiology | Published : 2001
Renal artery stenosis is a common, progressive cause of hypertension and renal impairment, and is frequently treated with percutaneous transluminal dilatation and stenting. The outcome of this procedure is still being evaluated. The records of 198 consecutive patients who had stents inserted at the Royal Melbourne Hospital were analysed retrospectively, and adequate follow-up information on 148 (75%), in whom a total of 182 renal arteries had been treated was obtained. Technical success was achieved in 144 patients (97%). Complications occurred in 19 patients (13.3%), with major complications occurring in 10 (7.0%) and one death occurring in relation to the procedure. A fall in average systo..View full abstract