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What does an angiogram show if doctor thinks my blood pressure is from kidney problems?

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In brief: Arterial Stenosis

The angiogram can show many different causes of hypertension due to kidney problems, known as renovascular hypertension.
The underlying issue would be a narrowing or stricture in the renal artery due to atherosclerosis or cholesterol deposits in the artery or from fibrous deposits in the artery. The stenosis sets off a cascade of substances released by the body which can cause hypertension.

In brief: Arterial Stenosis

The angiogram can show many different causes of hypertension due to kidney problems, known as renovascular hypertension.
The underlying issue would be a narrowing or stricture in the renal artery due to atherosclerosis or cholesterol deposits in the artery or from fibrous deposits in the artery. The stenosis sets off a cascade of substances released by the body which can cause hypertension.
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