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Renal Artery Disease

What is Renal Artery Disease?

Renal Artery Disease is the buildup of plaque in the arteries leading to the kidneys.

What are the symptoms of Renal Artery Disease?

While some people don’t notice any symptoms, others experience fluid retention, high blood pressure that does not respond to medication and, in the most severe cases, kidney failure.

How is Renal Artery Disease diagnosed?

Diagnostic tests include:

  • Angiogram
  • Computer tomography angiography (CTA)
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Captopril renal scanning

What are the treatment options for Renal Artery Disease?

Most patients with renal artery disease do not need to undergo procedures. However, some patients may benefit from intervention to preserve kidney function or to better treat their poorly controlled blood pressure.