Renal artery stenosis in cardio-and cerebrovascular disease: renal duplex ultrasonography as an initial screening examination.

@article{Kawarada2007RenalAS,
  title={Renal artery stenosis in cardio-and cerebrovascular disease: renal duplex ultrasonography as an initial screening examination.},
  author={Osami Kawarada and Yoshiaki Yokoi and Nobuyuki Morioka and Kazushi Takemoto},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={71 12},
  pages={1942-7}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence and indicative clinical factors of renal artery stenosis (RAS) in the Japanese population are unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of RAS in a selectively referred Japanese population and to determine any clinical factors related to RAS by initially screening with renal duplex ultrasonography. The 750 patients presenting because of possible or known cardio-and cerebrovascular diseases were prospectively studied. Duplex… CONTINUE READING

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