Renal Artery Stenosis is characterized by the progressive narrowing of at least one of the arteries that supplies blood to the kidneys. The kidneys require good blood flow to properly removetoxins and excess liquid from the bloodstream.
Renal artery stenosis can lead to uncontrollable high blood pressure or renal failure. It can be caused by fatty deposits in the renal arteries, a renal artery or aorta tear or fibromuscular dysplasia.
A partial renal artery blockage may not produce symptoms. However, as the disease progresses it can cause serious and potentially life-threatening complications. Symptoms of renal artery stenosis may include:
The treatment of a renal artery blockage may include high blood pressure control methods. They may include:
Other treatments for renal artery blockage may include: