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What is renal artery stenosis?

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Renal artery stenosis is a narrowing of arteries that carry blood to one or both of the kidneys. Most often seen in older people with atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), renal artery stenosis can get worse over time and often leads to hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney damage. Over time, renal artery stenosis can lead to kidney failure.

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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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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