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Endovascular and Open Revascularization for Nonatherosclerotic Renal Artery DiseaseEndovascular and Open Revascularization for NARAD

R. Clement Darling, MD
JAMA. 2011;305(3):294-295. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.2018.
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Renal artery revascularization has a long history of achieving excellent patency and reasonable outcomes for the treatment of hypertension and renal failure. Previous studies have demonstrated patency rates higher than 90% at 5 years following open renal artery reconstruction.1,2 Increased use of renal artery angioplasty during the past 2 decades has reduced the morbidity associated with renal artery revascularization. Percutaneous techniques have enabled treatment of renal artery disease in high-risk patients who otherwise would not be eligible for surgical intervention.2,3


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