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Renal artery stenosis is a narrowing of the diameter of the renal arteries. When the renal arteries narrow, the result is restricted blood flow to the kidneys, which may lead to impaired kidney function and high blood pressure (referred to as renovascular hypertension (RVHT). Renal artery stenosis can occur in one or both kidneys. The primary cause of renal artery stenosis is atherosclerosis. Risk factors for renal artery stenosis include high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, age, cigarette smoking, and diabetes. Symptoms of renal artery stenosis include high blood pressure that does not respond to treatment, severe high blood pressure in individuals younger than 30 or greater than 50 years of age. Renal artery stenosis is diagnosed with imaging and functional tests. Treatment for renal artery stenosis include medication or surgery.

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Terms related to Renal Artery Stenosis:

  • Atherosclerotic Renovascular Disease
  • Chronic Renal Insufficiency
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • ESDR
  • Ischemic Nephropathy
  • Ischemic Renal Disease
  • RAS
  • Renal Artery Occlusion
  • Renal Disease
  • Renovascular Disease
  • Renovascular Hypertension