Hypertension in renal disease: Diagnosis and treatment

ArticleinClinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice 20(1):23-30 · March 2005with15 Reads
Impact Factor: 0.82 · DOI: 10.1053/j.ctsap.2004.12.004 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    Hypertension is a common sequela to renal disease in cats and dogs, affecting as many as 61% cats and 93% of dogs, respectively. Undiagnosed and untreated, elevations in blood pressure can have deleterious effects on the brain and heart as well as promote further renal injury. In this article, we discuss the identification of patients at risk for hypertension as well as methods for measuring blood pressure and the treatment of hypertensive patients.