Balloon Dilatation of Renal Artery Stenosis:. First Case Report in Pakistan

Authors

  • Asad Ullah Kundi
  • Azhar Faruqui

Keywords:

Balloon Dilatation of Renal Artery Stenosis, . First Case Report in Pakistan

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:
“Putting catheWrs to work in place of scalpel”,
Tegtmeyer (1)
Surgical recontruction of renal artery stenosjs h as been prac ti ce d since 1952 when Thom pson(2) performed first spleno-renal shunt. Since then, thousand of Cases has been reported with good results. However, the introduction of percutaneous renal artery dilatation has been a great breakt hrough in the management of renal artery stenosjs. We report the first case of renal artery dilatation using balloon catheter in Pakistan.

Discussion:

Prevalence of hypertension in general adult population around the world is 10 – 15% (If BP > 140/90 mm Hg is defined as hypertension) and 7 – 10% if cut off point is 160/95 mm Hg. (3). Renal vascular Hypertension is the most common type of secondary hypertension and accounts for 3 – 6% of all hypertension (4).

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