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: 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.