1. An analysis has been made of a series of hypertensive patients with renal artery stenosis treated medically.

2. Patients presenting with features of vascular disease other than renal had a high morbidity and mortality despite treatment; nevertheless, in these, medical as opposed to surgical treatment is advised.

3. No particular drug emerges as better than any other in individual patients.

4. Patients over 40 years of age are in general more suitable for medical than surgical treatment.

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