Should renal color Doppler ultrasonography be a routine test in newly diagnosed hypertensive patient?

TitreShould renal color Doppler ultrasonography be a routine test in newly diagnosed hypertensive patient?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsTsioufis, C, Andrikou, I, Pruijm, M, Ponte, B, Sarafidis, P, Koureas, A, Tousoulis, D, Agabiti-Rosei, E, Mancia, G, Burnier, M
JournalJournal of hypertension
Volume36
Issue1
Pagination16-22
Date Published01/2018
DOI10.1097/HJH.0000000000001508
ISSN1473-5598
Abstract

European Society of Hypertension/European Society of Cardiology guidelines recommend calculation of estimated glomerular filtration rate and evaluation of urinary albumin excretion rate as routine tests in the initial evaluation and during the follow-up of all hypertensive patients. However, from a clinical point of view, renal ultrasound - a noninvasive, readily available and cheap imaging modality - could contribute to the better evaluation of a hypertensive patient by identifying common causes of secondary hypertension (HTN) originating from the kidney and more recently by detecting renal injury in severe or long-standing essential HTN by measuring renal resistive indexes. The purpose of this review is to summarize the actual evidence which could support a larger use of renal ultrasound in the work-up of patients with newly diagnosed HTN.

Alternate URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28817492?dopt=Abstract

First publication date (online)

08/2017

Alternate JournalJ. Hypertens.
Citation Key / SERVAL ID8164
Peer reviewRefereed
PubMed ID28817492
                         

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