How do I fully prepare for renal artery angioplasty with stent?

As Instructed. Carefully and meticulously follow the instructions provided to you in advance of the procedure by your doctor or hospital. These directions will be specific to your medications, conditions and the standard practices of your caregiver.
Shower. The procedure is commonly done with a puncture of the groin ( femoral) artery. The team may clip ( not shave) that area generally indications are blood pressure elevation so attention to your meds and BP monitoring and kidney function are important to discuss with the physician and team.

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How is a renal artery angioplasty with a stent done?

Renal Angioplasty. Angioplasty is balloon revascularization. Usual approach is 2mm incision in the femoral artery at groin, sheath inserted, followed by the cannulation of the artery with a catheter. Dye is injected to locate area in need of angioplasty. Balloon over a wire via the catheter & when in place is inflated to an appropriate pressure. The balloon is removed and then stent deployed and inflated at stenosis. Read more...
Renal angio. Access through the femoral artery in the groin and a catheter is placed into the renal arteries. A wire is then used to cross the stenosis follwed by balloon angioplasty then stent placement. Read more...

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...

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. Read more...