Is the captopril test suitable as a screening test for renovascular hypertension in a general hypertensive population?

Nen Chung Chang, Zhi Yang Lai, Chun Hsiung Wang, Tze Che Wang

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The goal of this study was to determine whether the captopril test is suitable as a screening tool for renovascular hypertension (RVH) in the primary care setting. Of the 100 consecutive patients with definite hypertension included in this prospective study, three (3%) were found to have RVH. The captopril test detected RVH with a 100% sensitivity, a 90% specificity, and a 23% positive predictive value by using the three combined criteria developed by the investigators at Cornell University. We conclude that the captopril test is a worthwhile screening test for RVH in an unselected, but well prepared, general hypertensive population with normal renal function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-195
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Angiology
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Renovascular Hypertension
Captopril
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Prospective Studies
Hypertension
Kidney

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Is the captopril test suitable as a screening test for renovascular hypertension in a general hypertensive population? / Chang, Nen Chung; Lai, Zhi Yang; Wang, Chun Hsiung; Wang, Tze Che.

In: International Journal of Angiology, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1996, p. 192-195.

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