Presence of renal artery stenosis may indicate risk

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7059.750b (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:750
  1. Constantinos G Missouris, Senior registrar in cardiology,
  2. Tim Buckenham, Consultant radiologist,
  3. Graham A Macgregor, Professor of cardiovascular medicine
  1. Blood Pressure Unit, Departments of Medicine and Radiology, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR,—N Mamode and colleagues' finding of an increased incidence of perioperative myocardial infarction in patients undergoing peripheral vascular surgery is important.1 The authors fail to point out, however, that these patients, in addition to having coronary artery disease, also have generalised vascular disease, which often affects the renal2 3 and carotid arteries. This may have important …

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