Renal resistive index in hypertensive patients.

By 27 Οκτωβρίου 2018 10 Απριλίου, 2019 Δημοσιεύσεις

Δημοσίευση στις 2018/10/27 στο PubMed:

Andrikou I, Tsioufis C, Konstantinidis D, Kasiakogias A, Dimitriadis K, Leontsinis I, Andrikou E, Sanidas E, Kallikazaros I, Tousoulis D.


Spectral Doppler ultrasonography provides the evaluation of renal resistive index (RRI), a noninvasive and reproducible measure to investigate arterial compliance and/or resistance. RRI seems to possess an important role in the evaluation of diverse cases of secondary hypertension. In essential hypertension, RRI is associated with subclinical markers of target organ damage and reflects renal disease progression beyond albuminuria and creatinine clearance. Also, RRI can estimate cardiovascular and renal risk. The evaluation of RRI may also help the therapeutic decisions. Given its simple assessment, RRI emerges as a simple method and a “multifunctional” tool that could help on the cardiovascular risk evaluation of the hypertensive patient.