Percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty: initial and long-term results.

Renal artery stenosis in 201 patients with hypertension was treated with percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA). A total of 213 procedures were performed as treatment of 262 separate stenosis. The stenosis was caused by atherosclerosis in 134 cases and by fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) in 52 cases; the cause was indeterminate in 27 cases. Of the… CONTINUE READING