Table 1.

Baseline clinical dataa

ParameterNo. of Patients (n = 63)
aPTRA, percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty.
Gender (M/F)40/23
Mean (range) age (yr)66 (48-81)
Median (range) plasma creatinine concentration (╬╝mol/L)171 (121-650)
Median (quartile range) BP (mmHg)
systolic180 (161-204)
diastolic100 (95-110)
Median (quartile range) no. of antihypertensive drugs taken2 (1-3)
Diabetes mellitus4 (6%)
Hypercholesterolemia36 (57%)
Atherosclerotic disease47 (75%)
cardial31 (49%)
cerebral12 (19%)
peripheral34 (54%)
Smoking
actual34 (54%)
history11 (17%)
Prior PTRA23 (37%)
Type of stenosis
unilateral15 (24%)
bilateral21 (33%)
in single kidney1 (2%)
with contralateral occlusion26 (41%)