Renal Artery Disease

about-renalRenal Artery Disease

Renal artery stenosis occurs when renal arteries, which carry blood to the kidneys, narrow or become blocked. This may result in kidney failure or high blood pressure (hypertension).  The condition is common in older Americans, is rarely detected before complications occur, such as kidney failure and severe hypertension.  In selected individuals, treatment with angioplasty and stent may reduce blood pressure and preserve renal function.