Table 1

Baseline parameters of patients with APS and hypertension

Patients (n=77)Patients with no RAS (n=57)Patients with RAS (n=20)
APS, antiphospholipid syndrome; RAS, renal artery stenosis.
Primary APS94
Secondary APS4816
Median age (years)4543
Mean systolic BP (mm Hg)160155
Mean diastolic BP (mm Hg)100104
Median creatinine (╬╝mol/l)184185
Diabetes112
Smoking101
Steroids (prednisolone)2610
Hyperlipidaemia102
Obesity/overweight21
Nephritic/nephrotic syndrome112
Past thrombotic events (arterial/venous)5518
Pregnancy related morbidity414