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What are some alternative treatments for renal artery stenosis

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
A few options exist.: First, we may observe only if we have good blood pressure and kidney function with no fluid overload with close monitoring by a nephrologist. If the c... Read More
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Medicine vs Stents: There is no difference in outcomes when using a stent or medical therapy to treat renal artery stenosis (ras). Therefore a person can get a stent pla... Read More
Dr. Azita Mesbah
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
It depends: It depends on the degree of stenosis if it is more than 60% it certainly cause decrease blood flow to the kidneys therefore angioplasty (dilatation) m... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
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
Dr. Joseph Rosin
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Meds or Stenting: The optimal treatment of hypertension due to unilateral atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis depends the ability to control the hypertension medica... Read More
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Medicine or stent: Medical management until stent needed. Don't go to stent too early. May not need stent if kidney already damaged.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Ischemic nephropathy: Stenosis means narrowing, most commonly due to cholesterol plaque in blood vessels. This may lead to ischemia or lack of blood/oxygen to the tissue wh... Read More
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Renal artery stenose: alternatie names for RAS. ANS:Renovascular hypertension, blocked kidney artery. I specialize in this and happy to do 2nd opinion to help you and your... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 33 years experience
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 33 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Uncontrolled BP: When a patient who is taking 3 or 4 blood presure medicines but still has an elevated blood pressure, then they should be screened for renal artery st... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Its about the future: Renal artery stenosis at 65 yr on x-ray/ultrasound test is from hardening of arteries (atherosclerosis). 50% block not dangerous or worrisome. Its abo... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Amount of stenosis?: Is my blood pressure under control? Is my renal function ok? Do i need a stent? Do I have heart disease? Do I have pad? Do I have carotid artery disea... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
2-3 days: If all goes well, day of procedure and next day.

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