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What are some alternative treatments for renal artery stenosis?

What are some alternative treatments for renal artery stenosis?

Stent or medical.: There is no difference in outcomes when using a renal artery stent or medical therapy to treat renal artery stenosis. Therefore a person can get a stent placed by a vascular surgeon to treat the condition or a person can take multiple blood pressure medications without having to undergo surgery to treat the condition as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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What are the treatments for renal artery stenosis?

What are the treatments for  renal artery stenosis?

RAS: RAS due to atherosclerosis (ASO) more often than fibromuscular disease (FMD) Medical treatment does not alter RAS but can control BP. RAS can progress to occlusion. Controlling ASO risk factors appropriate. Open renal bypass infrequent. Angioplasty/stent more common but controversial. PTA probably Rx of choice for FMD. PTA/stent for ASO if flash pulmonary edema, uncontrolled BP, renal failure. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for renal artery stenosis?

What are some treatments for renal artery stenosis?

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.There are other causes as well. A cathetor can be inserted into the blood vessel and a balloon can be inflated to restore the lumen size. A stent is inserted to keep it open.There are surgical options in special circumstances, . ...Read more

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What are some alternative names of renal artery stenosis ?

What are some alternative names of renal artery stenosis ?

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 when extreme. Nephropathy is any condition/disease in the kidney. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about renal artery stenosis?

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. In some cases it can cause a rise in blood pressure. In rare cases it may need treatment with an angioplasty and stent. ...Read more

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How do you usually diagnose renal artery stenosis?

How do you usually diagnose renal artery stenosis?

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 risk, but is very operator dependent and can be misleading in both over and under diagnosis.Arteriograms are more accurate, but only show an anatomic blockage, and don't help with functional testing. Finding blocks doesn't mean they need treatment. ...Read more

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Should renal artery stenosis be treated using stenting or bypass?

Rx of renal art sten: 33 asks Should renal artery stenosis (RAS) be treated by stenosis or bypass. RAS should only be treated if it is cause of high blood pressure, Only reliable way to tell is to collect blood from veins draining each kidney and measure hormone renin. If stenotic side side has high renin & meds fail to control BP then repair depends on what is causing blockage and how bad it is. I specialize in this ...Read more

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When is a screening for renal artery stenosis medically necessary?

When is a screening for renal artery stenosis medically necessary?

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 stenosis (ras). Additionally, any individuals who are younger then 30 or older than 60 who have blood pressures in 200/100 range should also be checked. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask the doctor after being diagnosed with renal artery stenosis?

What questions should I ask the doctor after being diagnosed with renal artery stenosis?

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 disease? Do i need vascular screening? How do I fix my risk factors? ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim
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Renal Artery Stenosis (Definition)

Stenosis is narrowing so renal artery stenosis is narrowing of an artery that sends blood to you kidney. The effect usually is your blood pressure goes up and in my experience this is the most difficult kind of high blood pressure to manage using medicines. It usually requires some kind of repair ...Read more


Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more