Chronic congestive heart failure associated with bilateral renal artery stenosis

Clin Nephrol. 1997 Jul;48(1):54-5.


The sudden onset of pulmonary edema in patients with renal artery stenosis is an increasingly recognized entity. Some data also support an association between renal artery stenosis and chronic cardiac failure. We report a 60-year-old man with chronic renal failure who had most normal arterial blood pressure despite highly severe chronic congestive heart failure. Renovascular disease was suspected and an arteriography revealed very tight bilateral artery stenosis. Removal of stenosis led to both renal and cardiac functions improvement.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Blood Pressure
  • Heart Failure / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Edema / etiology
  • Pulmonary Edema / physiopathology
  • Renal Artery Obstruction / complications*
  • Renal Artery Obstruction / surgery