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Does extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy cause hypertension?
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PMID:  2627630     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Several series have suggested that the incidence of hypertension following extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) may be as high as 8%. In this study, changes in blood pressure and the incidence of hypertension have been observed in 733 patients 12 to 44 months after renal ESWL on the Dornier HM3. The incidence of hypertension following ESWL was 8.1%. In patients with a pre-ESWL diastolic pressure less than 90 mmHg, the incidence of those with a diastolic greater than or equal to 100 mm Hg post-operatively was significantly greater than that predicted by historical data. There was no overall change in the mean blood pressure of the group. The hypertensive risk of ESWL remains unclear. However, blood pressure surveillance should be performed following ESWL and a prospective study is required.
B S Montgomery; R S Cole; E L Palfrey; K E Shuttleworth
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of urology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0007-1331     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Urol     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-18     Completed Date:  1990-04-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740090R     Medline TA:  Br J Urol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Lithotripter Centre, St Thomas' Hospital, London.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Pressure
Hypertension / epidemiology,  etiology*
Kidney Calculi / therapy
Lithotripsy / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors

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