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Renal Artery Stenosis GUIDELINES

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a. Correction of renal artery stenosis (RAS), either by revascularisation surgery or percutaneous methods, has been shown to be effective in treating hypertension associated with renal artery stenosis. (Level II evidence) b. Balloon angioplasty has not been shown to be superior to medical management for preserving renal function in patients with RAS. (Level I evidence) c. Balloon angioplasty has not been shown to be superior to angioplasty with stenting for preserving renal function in patients with renal artery stenosis. (Level II evidence- multiple studies) d. Balloon angioplasty has not been shown to be superior to surgical management in experienced centres for preserving renal function in patients with renal artery stenosis. (Level II evidence- one RCT) SUGGESTIONS FOR CLINICAL CARE (Suggestions are based on Level III and IV evidence

Year: 2005
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