How does angioplasty compare to percutaneous revascularization for the treatments for renal artery stenosis (RAS)?

Updated: Nov 02, 2020
  • Author: Bruce S Spinowitz, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Erdoes et al examined the results of 58 surgical and 18 percutaneous revascularizations in nonrandomized patients. [36] These two approaches showed similar operation risk (mortality rate 4.8-5.3%); however, functional improvement (ie, blood pressure, serum creatinine level) and patency of the renal artery were dramatically better in the surgical group than in the revascularization group after nearly 4 years of follow-up.

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