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Successful stent implantation for renovascular hypertension in a patient with bilateral renal artery stenosis due to type II Takayasu's arteritis [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2006; 34(1): 51-54

Successful stent implantation for renovascular hypertension in a patient with bilateral renal artery stenosis due to type II Takayasu's arteritis

Zekeriya Nurkalem, Nevzat Uslu, Şevket Görgülü, Mehmet Eren
Dr. Siyami Ersek Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Merkezi Kardiyoloji Kliniği, İstanbul

Although renal angioplasty proved to be a safe and effec- tive treatment in atherosclerotic renovascular disease, there is limited data on nonatherosclerotic renal involve- ment and treatment strategies. Takayasu's arteritis is a systemic vasculitis primarily affecting large vessels. Involvement of renal arteries may be associated with severe renovascular hypertension. A 20-year-old female patient presented with complaints of headache and exer- cise-induced pain in the left arm. On physical examination, blood pressures were 100/70 mmHg and 220/100 mmHg in the left and right arms, respectively. Brachial and radial pulses were not palpable in the left arm. Ali laboratory find- ings were normal. Angiographic examination revealed nar- rowing of the left subclavian artery, with well-developed collaterals from the supraclavicular and subscapular arter-ies. Selective renal arteriography showed bilateral stenosis of the renal arteries. Renal artery stenting was performed, resulting in no stenosis in the right, and 20% residual stenosis in the left renal arteries. There was no deteriora- tion in renal functions. Blood pressure was 110/70 mmHg in the right arm three months after the procedure.

Keywords: Angioplasty balloon; hypertension/etiology; renal artery obstruction/etiology/surgery; Takayasu's arteritis/com- plications/surgery.

How to cite this article
Zekeriya Nurkalem, Nevzat Uslu, Şevket Görgülü, Mehmet Eren. Successful stent implantation for renovascular hypertension in a patient with bilateral renal artery stenosis due to type II Takayasu's arteritis. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2006; 34(1): 51-54

Corresponding Author: Zekeriya Nurkalem
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