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Does a Distal right renal artery aneurysm of 11 x 0.9 CM need intervention?

Does a Distal right renal artery aneurysm of 11 x 0.9 CM need intervention?

Units?: I suspect there may be an error, 11x 0.9 cm aneurysm would be extremely large and likely would have ruptured. Studies have shown that aneurysms of mean size 1.5 cm (0.3 to 4.0 cm) did not rupture over the course of eight years. Symptomatic aneurysms, enlarging aneurysms or those exceeding 2 cm should be treated. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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I have an aneurysm on my left renal artery since 2/2012 should I have this fixed what are the chances of it bursting?

I have an aneurysm on my left renal artery since  2/2012 should I have this fixed what are the chances of it bursting?

Renal artery aneurym: What is the size of raa? Did it increase from2/12 to 9/13.?& how much? The fixing depends on size >2 cm;increasing in size fast, uncontrollable bp, abdominal pain, red urine, pregnancy, clot in aneurysm, ischemia or infarction. Chances of it bursting increases with it's size getting bigger than 2 cm. Please see a vascular surgeon and closely follow up with him/ her. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the exact function of the renal artery?

What is the exact function of the renal artery?

Blood to kidneys: The primary job of the renal arteries is to supply blood (oxygen, nutrients) to the kidneys from the heart. They branch directly from the aorta. ...Read more

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What exactly is renal artery occlusion?

What exactly is renal artery occlusion?

Blockage / narrowing: Of renal artery caused by atherosclerotic plaque or in few instances by fibromuscular dysplasia which occurs mostly in younger women, or from a fibrous obstruction in people with nerofibromatosis. ...Read more

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Please explain what a renal artery doppler is?

Please explain what a renal artery doppler is?

Renal artery Doppler: Doppler ultrasound uses focused sound waves to measure the velocity of blood flowing through the renal artery.If the blood flows more rapidly through the artery it suggests that there is a narrowing in the artery. The focused sound waves can also be used to locate where the artery is narrowed. Because it is an indirect measure of narrowing, it is used as a screening test only. ...Read more

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I'm having stent procedure to open my renal arteries. How long is the recovery?

I'm having stent procedure to open my renal arteries. How long is the recovery?

Relatively quick: In general your renal arteries 'recover' right away, e.g. If you had renal hypertension due to stenosis it is resolved with the percutaneous revascularization. The recovery is for the groin access: most people stay overnight and restrict (some) activities for 1-2 weeks. A week is usually sufficient. ...Read more

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How is a renal artery stent restenosis done?

How is a renal artery stent restenosis done?

Place new stent: In old stent. Sometimes need a covered stent. Others just balloon again. ...Read more

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How do you effectively prevent renal artery occlusion?

How do you effectively prevent renal artery occlusion?

Placing a stent: Renal artery stents can dilate a stenosed or narror renal artery and prevent occlusion. ...Read more

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What patients could require a renal artery ultrasound?

Uncontrolled htn: Ptsd with difficult to control hypertension, looking for renal artery stenosis, and pts with acute renal failure as part of their work up. ...Read more

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What people should be screened for renal artery stenosis?

What people should be screened for renal artery stenosis?

High blood pressure: Patients who have uncontrolled blood pressure despite 3 or more medications at maximal dosages are considered for possible secondary hypertension. Ras is a cause of secondary hypertension. Also people who are younger than 35 or older than 65 who develop sudden or new onset hypertension, are usually screened. Unexplained renal failure especially with different sized kidneys should be screened. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more