Renal artery stenosis detection by combined Gates' technique and captopril test in hypertensive patients.


We studied 11 hypertensive patients by a radionuclide technique using Gates' method with [99mTc]DTPA to investigate the acute effects of captopril on glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Five patients had hypertension with unilateral renal artery stenosis (RAS) angiographically documented and six patients had essential hypertension (EH). Total and split GFR… (More)


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