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What are some treatments for blocked renal arteries?
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Dr. Anthony Cusano
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Treat renal stenosis
The treatment of a blocked kidney artery is controversial.
The 3 ways would be medications, surgery, or arterial stents. There is evidence that all 3 work equally well, even in severe cases, although there are some cases where surgery or a stent may yield a better outcome. However, the risk of surgery or stents is not small, and therefore, a conservative approach with medicine is often best.

In brief: Treat renal stenosis
The treatment of a blocked kidney artery is controversial.
The 3 ways would be medications, surgery, or arterial stents. There is evidence that all 3 work equally well, even in severe cases, although there are some cases where surgery or a stent may yield a better outcome. However, the risk of surgery or stents is not small, and therefore, a conservative approach with medicine is often best.
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