Renal Artery Stenosis Topic Guide
Renal Artery Stenosis: One cause of high blood pressure, is renal artery stenosis. Renal artery is caused by hardening of the arteries (arthrosclerosis). Risk factors for renal artery stenosis are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and blood lipids, and diabetes. Symptoms of renal artery stenosis include fatigue, malaise, or confusion. Treatment depends upon the cause of renal artery stenosis, and the degree of damage to the kidney(s).
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a scanner that takes cross-sectional images of the body. It is used to evaluate tissues of the head, neck, chest, limbs, abdomen, and pelvis. MRI is a very safe procedure; sedation may be used for infants, small children, or adults who are claustrophobic.