A case of refractory hypertension in young age
Keywords:Renal artery stenosis (RAS), refractory hypertension, fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD)
Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is most common cause of secondary hypertension and accounts for approximately 1–3% of all causes of hypertension. Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is important cause of RAS in young patients. Various therapeutic options are currently available for patients with renovascular hypertension: medical antihypertensive therapy, surgical revascularisation and transluminal angioplasty including stent implantation. We present in this report a female patient with left renal artery & left renal atrophy and segmental marked stenosis of supra renal aorta who presented with hypertensive encephalopathy & viral meningitis. Patient was successfully treated with antiviral agent.
Bangladesh Crit Care J September 2018; 6(2): 102-104
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