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How common is it for somebody to get renal artery occlusion?

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Dr. PIUS KURIAN
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Not so common

Depends on your age, BP level- less than 1% of patients with moderate or gr 2 ( BP more than 160/100) high blood pressure will have renal artery stenosis or blockage.
More common in caucasians than african americans.Usually don't have to screen for ras unless patient is on multiple medications , unable to tolerate medicines, severe high BP requiring hospitalization or kidney function is affected.

In brief: Not so common

Depends on your age, BP level- less than 1% of patients with moderate or gr 2 ( BP more than 160/100) high blood pressure will have renal artery stenosis or blockage.
More common in caucasians than african americans.Usually don't have to screen for ras unless patient is on multiple medications , unable to tolerate medicines, severe high BP requiring hospitalization or kidney function is affected.
Dr. PIUS KURIAN
Dr. PIUS KURIAN
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Dr. Terry Woodard
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on age, etc.

Renal artery stenosis (ras) typically occurs when there is generalized vascular disease from "hardening of the arteries" or less commonly in fibromuscular dysplasia.
It's usually associated with BP that's accelerated or difficult to control, and may lead to decline in kidney function or sudden pulmonary edema. Definitive diagnosis is with arteriography & some cases can be treated or reversed.

In brief: Depends on age, etc.

Renal artery stenosis (ras) typically occurs when there is generalized vascular disease from "hardening of the arteries" or less commonly in fibromuscular dysplasia.
It's usually associated with BP that's accelerated or difficult to control, and may lead to decline in kidney function or sudden pulmonary edema. Definitive diagnosis is with arteriography & some cases can be treated or reversed.
Dr. Terry Woodard
Dr. Terry Woodard
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