Balloon angioplasty or medical therapy for hypertensive patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Nordmann2003BalloonAO,
  title={Balloon angioplasty or medical therapy for hypertensive patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Alain J. Nordmann and Kevin Volt Woo and Robert K Parkes and Alexander G Logan},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={114 1},
  pages={44-50}
}
PURPOSE The optimal treatment for hypertensive patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis is controversial. We performed a meta-analysis comparing the effects of balloon angioplasty and medical therapy in these patients. METHODS We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Science Citation Index, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Registry, and reference lists. Authors of published trials were contacted. RESULTS We identified three trials involving a total of 210 patients with moderate-to-severe… CONTINUE READING
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