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Missed Hypertension in Adolescents & Risk of ESRD

Persistent hypertension in adulthood is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Whether lower blood pressure (BP) values, in the range of prehypertension, are also associated with future occurrence of ESRD is unclear. A recent study published in Journal of Hypertension clearly shows that asymptomatic, healthy adolescents with prehypertension have a 32% increased risk

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Non-invasive imaging cannot replace formal angiography in the diagnosis of renovascular hypertension

An excellent study published in Pediatric Nephrology journal today from the Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK, shows that the sensitivity of MRA and CTA is still too low to reliably rule out renovascular disease in children with a strong suspicion of this diagnosis. DSA remains the gold standard to diagnose renovascular hypertension and is recommended

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