Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2009 • VOLUME 15 • №4

Renal artery stenosis: incidence of detection during angiography in patients with peripheral arterial disease

Pokrovsky A.V., Kokov L.S., Dan V.N., Suntsov D.S.

Department of Vascular Surgery A.V. Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery Russian Federal Agency on High-Technology Medical Care, Moscow, Russia

The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency with which atherosclerotic lesions of renal arteries are detected during diagnostic angiography in patients presenting with peripheral arterial disease. To this was added the assessment of the risk factors for the development of atherosclerotic renal artery lesions (i. e., gender, age, and the level of a concomitant lesion of the lower-limb arteries).

The findings obtained in our study revealed that each fourth patient with Leriche’s syndrome appeared to have a significant lesion of the renal artery. Female sex was found to be a predictor of renal artery lesions in patients with peripheral arterial disease. Patients presenting with pathology of renal arteries proved significantly older than those having no lesions of renal arteries.

KEY WORDS: renal artery stenosis, Leriche’s syndrome, peripheral arterial disease.

P. 26-33

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