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what is the best treatment approach for renal artery stenosis (less than 50% blockage)?

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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 about the future. Athero causes stroke, heart attack, kidney trouble, others. Goal is to slow its progress. NEVER SMOKE!!. Treat diabetes & high BP if you have them. Keep cholesterol low (meds if needed). Aspirin daily if ok w your Dr. Hope this helps

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