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Editor's Correspondence
March 10, 2003

Captopril Renal Scans for Detecting Renal Artery Stenosis

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Copyright 2003 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2003

Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(5):630. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.5.630-a

In their recent article, Huot et al1 conclude that captopril renography has low sensitivity and specificity and should not be used to screen for renovascular hypertension. Captopril renography clearly has limitations, as previously described.2,3 However, I believe it would be a grave mistake to discard the test as the authors suggest.

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