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What are some treatments for renal artery stenosis?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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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, .

In brief: 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, .
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. Joseph Rosin
Internal Medicine

In brief: Meds or Stenting

The optimal treatment of hypertension due to unilateral atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis depends the ability to control the hypertension medically, the location of the stenotic lesion, and patient preference.
Revascularization is considered if there is strong suggestive evidence that the renal artery stenosis is a major contributor to hypertension.

In brief: Meds or Stenting

The optimal treatment of hypertension due to unilateral atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis depends the ability to control the hypertension medically, the location of the stenotic lesion, and patient preference.
Revascularization is considered if there is strong suggestive evidence that the renal artery stenosis is a major contributor to hypertension.
Dr. Joseph Rosin
Dr. Joseph Rosin
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