Renovascular disease in older adults

Clin Geriatr Med. 1998 May;14(2):237-54.

Abstract

Renovascular disease (RVD) as a cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has been under-recognized until recently. As the population ages, the number of individuals with atherosclerotic RVD will increase, as will the number of patients with renovascular hypertension (RVH) and ESRD. The anatomic presence of atherosclerotic RVD as a threat to renal function has become a more pressing concern than that of hypertension secondary to RVD. This article reviews the causes, assessment, and treatment of RVD in older adults.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aging
  • Arteriosclerosis / diagnosis
  • Arteriosclerosis / epidemiology
  • Arteriosclerosis / therapy
  • Female
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia / diagnosis
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia / epidemiology
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia / therapy
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Renovascular / diagnosis
  • Hypertension, Renovascular / epidemiology*
  • Hypertension, Renovascular / therapy
  • Kidney / blood supply
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / diagnosis
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / epidemiology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Kidney Function Tests
  • Male
  • Prevalence
  • Renal Artery Obstruction / diagnosis
  • Renal Artery Obstruction / epidemiology*
  • Renal Artery Obstruction / therapy