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Renovascular hypertension diagnosis to discharge: a case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2144767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is difficult to estimate the numbers of individuals affected by renovascular hypertension due to the extensive and invasive testing required to diagnose this disease. Patients who are not surgical candidates, have stable renal function, or are well controlled on antihypertensive agents, should not be considered for diagnostic testing or for surgical intervention. In contrast, patients with uncontrolled hypertension with or without worsening renal function should be evaluated for the presence of a renal artery lesion. The detrimental systemic effects associated with such hypertension often far outweigh the risks of diagnostic evaluation and surgical intervention. The importance of the nurses role in caring for patients with renovascular hypertension; from diagnosis to discharge, cannot be overemphasized. It is only through thorough patient assessment and care that complications can be quickly identified and/or avoided.
D M Rudolphi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular nursing : official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1062-0303     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Nurs     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-23     Completed Date:  1990-10-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9014475     Medline TA:  J Vasc Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6-10     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon
Hypertension, Renovascular / nursing*,  radiography,  therapy
Middle Aged
Patient Discharge
Patient Education as Topic

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