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What are the risk factors for renal artery stenosis?

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Renal artery stenosis is often found by accident in patients getting tests for another reason. Risk factors include:

  • Older age
  • Being female
  • Having hypertension
  • Having other vascular disease (such as coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease)
  • Having chronic kidney disease
  • Having diabetes
  • Using tobacco
  • Having an abnormal cholesterol level

From: Renal Artery Stenosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: JAMA Patient Page: "Renal Artery Stenosis." Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Renal Artery Stenosis Treatments: A Guide for Consumers." Weinberg, M. , March 2010. Simon, J. , March 2010.



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Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 17, 2017

SOURCES: JAMA Patient Page: "Renal Artery Stenosis." Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: "Renal Artery Stenosis Treatments: A Guide for Consumers." Weinberg, M. , March 2010. Simon, J. , March 2010.



Cleveland Clinic Journal of MedicineCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 17, 2017

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