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Renal Artery Stenosis (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

renal artery stenosis, RAS, renovascular disease, ischemic nephropathy, atherosclerotic renovascular disease, renovascular hypertension, chronic renal insufficiency, end-stage renal disease, ESRD, atherosclerosis, ATH, RVD, renal artery occlusion, renal disease, kidney disease, ischemic renal disease, renal artery lesions

Authors and Editors

Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEM

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD


Last Editorial Review: 4/23/2008

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Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Renal Artery Stenosis »

Specialists have known for a long time that renal artery stenosis (RAS) is the major cause of renovascular hypertension and that it may account for 1-10% of the 50 million people in the United States who have hypertension.

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