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Renal artery anatomy assessed by quantitative analysis of selective renal artery in 1000 patients with hypertension

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1. Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Kardiologie, Angiologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar, Germany; 2. Klinik fur Innere Medizin III, Kardiologie, Angiologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Universitatsklinikum des Saarlandes und Medizinische Fakultat der Universitat des Saarlandes, GERMANY; 3. CBSET, Inc., Lexington MA, USA and Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT, Cambridge MA and Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA; 4. Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT, Cambridge MA and Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA; 5. Center for Molecular Cardiology, Schlieren Campus, Zürich, Switzerland and Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Trust and Imperial College, London, UK; 6. Department of Nephrology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands; 7. Medizinische Klinik I, Abteilung für Kardiologie und Angiologie, Universitätsklinikum, Gießen, Germany; 8. Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia and Dobney Hypertension Centre, University of Western Australia-Royal Perth Hospital Unit, Perth, Australia; 9. Galway University Hospitals, Ireland; 10. Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands; 11. Angiologie, Universitätsherzzentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany; 12. Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Kardiologie, Angiologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar, Germany; 13. Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Kardiologie, Angiologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar, Germany; 14. Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Kardiologie, Angiologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar, Germany; 15. Klinik für Innere Medizin III, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar, Germany and Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT, Cambridge MA and Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Me

Aims: With increasing attention to renovascular causes and targets for hypertension arises a critical need for more detailed knowledge of renal arterial anatomy. However, a standardized nomenclature is lacking.

Methods and results: 1000 hypertensive p…

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