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Resistant hypertension or aortic stenosis?

Doherty, Caroline Lloyd MSN, CRNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000403413.66639.9f
Department: Heart Beats

Renal artery stenosis can cause resistant hypertension and pulmonary edema that mimic aortic stenosis. This article describes how to differentiate the two conditions.

Caroline Lloyd Doherty is an associate program director of the adult acute care nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist programs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pa. She is also a nurse practitioner in interventional cardiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.