Renal angioplasty and arteriovenous-fistula creation for hypertension

Summary

Interventions for hypertension – where do we stand today? Can the reality of clinical practice differ from trials? S. Ewen, F. Sharif and M. D. Lobo review current evidence and experience with a look at the growing instance of renal artery stenosis or the possibility of a “mechanical” approach to treating resistant hypertension. Is there an association between renal artery stenosis and hypertension or chronic kidney disease? Can certain patients benefit from revascularisation? Why would AV fistula creation reducing systemic vascular resistance reduce blood pressure? What is the ROX CONTROL HTN study and how does it point the way to future avenues of treatment? Learn more.