Renal hemodynamics: Theory and practical tips

Academic Article


  • The angiographic assessment of renal artery stenosis (RAS) is often difficult and not reliable. A hyperemic systolic pressure gradient (HSPG) >20 mm Hg provides the highest concordance rate of 100% with an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) minimal lumen cross sectional area <8.6 mm2 to predict the severity of RAS. We present 4 cases in whom the role of HSPG and IVUS compared with angiography for the assessment of the severity of RAS is discussed. © 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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    Author List

  • Siddiqui TS; Elghoul Z; Reza ST; Leesar MA
  • Start Page

  • 894
  • End Page

  • 901
  • Volume

  • 69
  • Issue

  • 6