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Renal artery stenosis

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Will try: Renal artery stenosis is a blockage of the blood flow to the kidney. This may be associated with high blood pressure. It can be diagnosed with a dop ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
32 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Narrow kidney artery: Renal artery stenosis is a narrowing of the kidney artery. In most cases it is a benign condition but does imply there is generalized atherosclerosis. ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience in Urology
High blood pressure: Renal artery stenosis is typically discovered for evaluation of high blood pressure. Otherwise, it rarely would result in pain or other symptoms felt ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Renal arter stenosis: The diagnosis is made with ultrasound dopplers to check blood flow rates that reveal waves created by the blockage, or arteriograms.Ultrasound has no ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Atherosclerosis: Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Narrowed artery(ies): Narrowing of one or both renal arteries that lead from the aorta to the kidneys is called renal artery stenosis. Causes are atherosclerosis or fibromu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
High blood presure: Most commonly it is due to build up of plaque in the kidney blood vessels, causing narrowing of the renal /kidney arteries and decreased blood flow to ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
YES: Yes.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Teal
29 years experience in Neurosurgery
No: There are arterial conditions in your legs that can cause leg pain similar to sciatica in some cases. Your carotid artery in your neck is too far remo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Smith
19 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Not really : We don't have therapies to "melt plaque", but there are treatments to stabilize atherosclerotic plaque. These include Aspirin and aca inhibitors which ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Elderly Hypertensive: Carotid stenosis usually occurs secondary to longstanding atherosclerosis. Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery dis ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
50 years experience in Family Medicine
Carotid stenosis: Presence of carotid bruit and carotid ultrasound.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Narrowed heart valve: The aortic valve is between the left ventricle and the aorta. It ensures that blood flows from the heart to the body and not backwards. When the valve ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Place new stent: In old stent. Sometimes need a covered stent. Others just balloon again.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
CAD: If a suspicion of significant CAD is present (symptoms or abnormal stress study), angiography might be indicated. Intervention might be indicated if ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Test Result: I find it is best to discuss any test result with the physician who did the test or ordered the test. They can interpret it knowing all the clinical h ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diana Metzger
29 years experience in Cardiology
Heart disease: Non obstructive implies that there are changes seen from cholesterol deposits in the arteries, however, not sufficient enough to require stenting. Ta ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Generally not: The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.5/100, 000), ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Blocked plumbing: Your carotid arteries deliver blood to your brain and head. Carotid artery stenosis is when gunk and inflammation make it harder for the blood to flow ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Shackelford
25 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Depends on size: You should have this monitored regularly and at a certain point your doctor will recommend surgery, if aneurysm continues to grow. Take his advice. I ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: A 400-letter space is impossible to address many indicated subjects as questioned here. Why not type in the terms as keywords to search online? Thereb ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Hypertension: Reduced renal blood flow causes the kidney to produce excess renin which causes hypertension. Most cases of stenosis can be managed by interventional ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: If the artery is suitable for stenting, that is much simpler and less invasive, done through a 2mm hole in your groin under local anesthesia. Surgery ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience in Cardiology
I : I am not exactly sure what your question is but would be happy to help if you could provide more information. You are likely referring to congenital a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Usually atheroma: Usually cholesterol based but can also have calcium and fibrous material as well.Occurs when natural barrier called the endothelium is disrupted allow ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience in Cardiology
Need monitoring: No interventions beeded with 50% stenosis this is not signiificant.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Renal artery stenosis is narrowing of the kidney arteries most commonly due to cholesterol plaques accumulating inside the walls of the blood vessel.T ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
2-3 days: If all goes well, day of procedure and next day.

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