New insights into the pathophysiology of renovascular hypertension

J. Carlos Romero, Ariel E. Feldstein, Martin G. Rodriguez-Porcel, Aleix Cases-Amenos

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Abstract

In recent years, the pathophysiology of renovascular hypertension has been reviewed, and the classic concept that activation of the renin- angiotensin system is solely responsible for the development and maintenance of renovascular hypertension has been challenged. In fact, experimental evidence indicates that other systems, such as the lipoxygenase pathway, may have a more critical role in the long-term maintenance of high blood pressure after renal artery stenosis. Herein we discuss the intrarenal mechanisms that control pressure-induced natriuresis under physiologic conditions and the role of the kidney in the pathophysiology of renovascular hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-260
Number of pages10
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume72
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

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    Carlos Romero, J., Feldstein, A. E., Rodriguez-Porcel, M. G., & Cases-Amenos, A. (1997). New insights into the pathophysiology of renovascular hypertension. Mayo Clinic proceedings, 72(3), 251-260.