Renal artery fibromuscular dysplasia is a cause of refractory hypertension in the elderly

Raed Aqel, Wael W. AlJaroudi, Fadi G. Hage, Navin C. Nanda

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Abstract

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is predominantly a disease of younger women, but it can occur and cause refractory hypertension in the elderly. We present here classic angiographic and intravascular ultrasound images of FMD in a 70-year-old woman with refractory hypertension. Renal artery FMD should be included in the differential diagnosis of refractory hypertension even in older patients since recognizing and treating this condition will add favorably to the outcome of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-110
Number of pages2
JournalEchocardiography
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Angiography
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Hypertension
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Renal artery stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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