Table 2.

Effects of renal artery stenting on renal artery patency, BP, and renal function in 14 seriesa

Parameter No. with Finding/No. Documented
aAdapted from the meta-analysis reported by Leertouwer et al. (4).
Patients with ostial stenosis 371/510 (72.7%)
Patients with complications 111/678 (16.4%)
puncture site complications 40 (5.9%)
renal failure 34 (5.0%)
kidney or renal artery complications 24 (3.5%)
miscellaneous 13 (1.9%)
Overall 1-mo mortality rate 11/515 (2.1%)
Patients with clinical follow-up data and hypertension cure 69/345 (20.0%)
Patients with biological follow-up data and improved renal function 110/384 (28.6%)
Arteries with angiographic follow-up data and subsequent restenosis 98/575 (17.0%)