Balloon Dilatation of Renal Artery Stenosis:. First Case Report in Pakistan
Keywords:Balloon Dilatation of Renal Artery Stenosis, . First Case Report in Pakistan
“Putting catheWrs to work in place of scalpel”,
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.
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).