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Narrowed Renal Artery Overview

Another name for Narrowed Renal Artery is Renal Artery Stenosis.

What is renal artery stenosis?
A person with renal artery stenosis has narrowing of the artery that supplies one of the kidneys. The narrowing is caused by atherosclerosis.

What are the symptoms of renal artery stenosis?
Renal artery stenosis causes high blood pressure, but does not cause additional symptoms. Most people with high blood pressure have no symptoms. However, symptoms may develop when the blood pressure changes rapidly or becomes very high. Symptoms of worsening high blood pressure include headaches, blurry vision, dizziness, nausea, and mild fatigue.

How does the doctor treat renal artery stenosis?
Treatment for renal artery stenosis includes surgery to repair the artery. After treatment, the high blood pressure resolves.

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Last Updated: Nov 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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