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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

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...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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Can a renal artery effect the brain and nervouse system?

Can a renal artery effect the brain and nervouse system?

Maybe: Renal artery disease can cause high blood pressure or kidney failure. These can in turn cause a variety of other problems, some of which obviously can affect the brain, but there is no direct connection. ...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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What are the risks associated with a renal artery ultrasound?

As other ultrasounds: In absence of pregnancy, diagnostic ultrasound procedures have no medical risks to mention. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I could get renal artery occlusion?

Are there some genetic reasons I could get renal artery occlusion?

Yes: There are inherited disorders of clotting that can predispose you to arterial disease in the kidney and elsewhere. Additionally there are familial disorders of metabolism that cause accelerated atherosclerosis. A strong family history of premature arterial disease or heart attacks raises one's suspicions. These conditions can be mitigated through judicious use of medications. ...Read more

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My husband has a blockage in his renal artery. Is there a natural way to get rid of this?

Not really: The is no great natural way to get rid of the blockage. However, he can take measures to keep it from getting worse such as: not smoking, lowering cholesterol (diet and/or taking a statin medication), treating his diabetes, and take an Aspirin to prevent blood clots from forming. ...Read more

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I have concretion and not stones in kidney and renal artery..... What are this concretions?

Generally minerals: Assume your doctor is referring to mineral deposits which have precipitated out and gradually formed solid masses lining the urinary collecting system. Have never heard this term used with the renal artery. Consult with your doctor. They should be willing to discuss this with you. ...Read more

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What is renal artery stenosis (ras)?

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 fibromuscular dysplasia (fmd). Fmd is a non-inflammatory, nonatherosclerotic process. Both atherosclerosis and fmd cause hypertension and can lead to kidney failure. Imaging should be done to establish the diagnosis. Kidney specialists usually treat this dx. ...Read more

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What is a normal diameter for the renal artery?

What is a normal diameter for the renal artery?

Variable: The exact diameter is not the issue since many people have small arteries with no problems. The problem usually is in the stenosis i.e. Constricted area. More than 60% stenosis (narrowing) is considered severe. However, severity by itself is not the only reason to do intervention (put a stent) since if the kidney function, bp, potassium are stable with no resistant edema observation only is chosen. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of renal artery disease?

Severe hypertension: Three major problems with renal artery stenosis: 1: severe difficult to control hypertension, 2: kidney failure (detected by a blood test) 3: severe heart failure, pulmonary edema, severe shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more