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what are some alternative treatments for renal artery stenosis

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Medicine or stent: Medical management until stent needed. Don't go to stent too early. May not need stent if kidney already damaged.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
32 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience 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 43-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
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Need monitoring: No interventions beeded with 50% stenosis this is not signiificant.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
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

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