How long is the recovery after angioplasty for renal artery stenosis?

Renal artery stenose. If the stenosis was causing the HTN the BP will fall immediately. And stay down. I specialize in this for 50 years. Happy to do 2nd opinion here to answer more questions.

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My father has renal artery stenosis--should he consider having an angiography/angioplasty?

Possibly yes. If he has severe hypertension not well controlled on multiple medications and/or deterioration in renal function in the setting of high grade renal artery stenosis, then renal artery angioplasty may be very beneficial. Consultation with a nephrologist and vascular surgeon is indicated. Good luck! Read more...
RX for RAS. For over 50 years I have only had good results in fixing a RAS when a proper study which measure renin in each renal vein shows rather the blocked kidney is making too much renin. Recent studies from Australia have documented what we found over 30 years ago. So don't mess with the kidney unless it is making too much renin. Read more...

I need angioplasty for renal artery stenosis treatment how long should I take off work for?

2-3 days. If all goes well, day of procedure and next day. Read more...
If indicated. The indication for this has been questioned but if its apropiate then a few days at best to let the groin heal up snd your fine. Read more...

If I wait too long to get a stent for my renal artery stenosis, what will happen to my kidneys?

Depends. Stenting of the renal arteries has been controversial. Definitely, no intervention needs to be considered if the narrowing is less than 60%. The setting where stenting has definitely been shown to be beneficial is when the kidney function is deteriorating and/or the kidney size is shrinking. Stenting doesn't always improve the blood pressure or kidney function- hence the controversy. Read more...
? Stenosis. Dont need stent unless significant stenosis and difficult to control hypertension. If you wait too long the kidney may not respond. Have your doctor do a renal artery doppler. If the resistive index too high stent may not help. Read more...
Renal artery stenosi. Depends on what is causing the RAS. I specialize in this so can do 2nd opinion. Most probably nothing as long as BP is controlled. Read more...

What problems does renal artery stenosis typically cause?

Hypertension. Reduced renal blood flow causes the kidney to produce excess renin which causes hypertension. Most cases of stenosis can be managed by interventional radiologists placing a stent. Read more...
Hypertension. Renal artery stenosis usually causes elevation of the blood pressure and can result in kidney failure, both directly and indirectly. Taking ace inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers can worsen renal function if you have renal artery stenosis. Read more...

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...
Do not worry. Renal artery stenosis is one of the causes of high blood pressure...Screening plays no part in this idsease as the positive yields are so low...The study should only be performed as part of a thorough evaluation. Read more...
Screen RAS. sudden onset HTN
flash pulmonary edema
severeHTN
malignant HTN
young age
drug resistant hen
abdominal bruit. Read more...

Can you tell me if there are non-surgical options for renal artery stenosis?

BP Medicines. The non surgical options likely will include having to take multiple blood pressure medicines. The renal artery stenosis causes an increase in blood pressure, so the hypertension must be controlled or your kidneys could fail. Read more...
Medicine. Hypertension management with medicine. No smoking. Statin therapy if bad cholesterol. Keep checking kidney function by your doctor. Read more...

What are some alternative treatments for renal artery stenosis?

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 case is not stable i.e. These factors are worse or not controlled then angioplasty is considered i.e. Ballooning with a stent placement may control the problem and save medication use. Bypass surgery is the last option. Read more...
Medicine vs Stents. There is no difference in outcomes when using a stent or medical therapy to treat renal artery stenosis (ras). Therefore a person can get a stent placed by a vascular surgeon to treat the condition. However a person can take multiple blood pressure medications without having to undergo surgery to treat the condition as well. Read more...
It depends. It depends on the degree of stenosis if it is more than 60% it certainly cause decrease blood flow to the kidneys therefore angioplasty (dilatation) might be necessary. Read more...
Angioplasty/Surgery. Generally, the treatment for renal artery stenosis is angioplasty (stretching the artery open with a balloon) with or without a stent, depending on the situation. If the stenosis is in a bad place or is not able to be fixed with angioplasty, surgery is an option. Sometimes, the stenosis can just be followed if there is not a problem with blood pressure or the stenosis is not damaging the kidney. Read more...
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...

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...
Multiple. New onset or rapidly worsening hypertension. Difficult blood pressure control multi- drug regimens abdominal aneurysm worsening renal function testing. Read more...
Renal artery stenose. I specializes in this and can give much more detail during a 2nd opinion. Anyone with HTN at young age, sudden onset. severe HTN, abdominal bruit, drug resistant HTN ( not at goal with at least 3 drugs one of which is a diuretic and low salt diet. Read more...

Can you explain renal artery stenosis?

Will try. Renal artery stenosis is a blockage of the blood flow to the kidney. This may be associated with high blood pressure. It can be diagnosed with a doppler ultrasound of the renal artery in suspected individuals, or some form of a renal angiogram (such as ct or mr angiograms). The stenosis can be dilated sometimes resulting in a decrease in blood pressure levels. Read more...