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Renal Artery Stenosis

  • Andre Uflacker
  • Alan H. Matsumoto
Chapter

Abstract

Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is the anatomic narrowing of one or more of the arteries to the kidney(s), most commonly caused by atherosclerosis. This chapter will review the causes of renal artery stenosis (RAS), and the pathophysiological changes and clinical manifestations that may occur due to RAS. Additionally, it will discuss the noninvasive imaging tests that are used to demonstrate the presence of RAS, how to determine its hemodynamic significance, and the role percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and renal artery stent placement play in the treatment of RAS.

Keywords

Renal artery stenosis Fibromuscular dysplasia Stents Angioplasty Renovascular hypertension 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Virginia Health System, Department of Radiology and Medical ImagingCharlottesvilleUSA

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