Renal Failure With Posttransplant Renin-Angiotensin Mediated Hypertension

Meyer D. Lifschitz, Miguel Rios, Howard M. Radwin, George A Bannayan

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Ten days after receiving a kidney transplant, severe hypertension and renal failure developed in a patient with a previously functioning graft. Although moderate blood pressure control was achieved with dialysis and antihypertensive medications, the graft did not function well. A trial of1sar-3ala-angiotensin II (an angiotensin II antagonist) was associated with a dramatic fall in blood pressure. Subsequently, the patient's own two kidneys were removed, the blood pressure fell to normal on the operating table, and within days graft function improved. The possible explanation for the changes in graft function, including angiotensin II-mediated changes of glomerular filtration rate, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1409-1411
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1978
Externally publishedYes

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  • Internal Medicine


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