Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Narrowed Renal Artery Underlying Cause

Causes of gradual renal artery stenosis include:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia:
    • A disease of the arteries
    • Affects the arteries in the neck and kidneys
    • Most common in young to middle-aged women
    • The cause is unknown

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Narrowed Renal Artery References
  1. Bloch MJ, Basile J. Diagnosis and management of renovascular disease and renovascular hypertension. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2007 May;9(5):381-9. [17485974]
  2. White CJ. Catheter-based therapy for atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2007 Sep-Oct;50(2):136-50. [17765475]
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