Renal artery stenosis
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Renal artery stenosis (RAS),is the narrowing of one or both renal arteries or their branches and causes about 5% of chronic kidney disease.
- Fibromuscular dysplasia
- Other causes are rare
- Stop aggravating drugs such as ACE inhibitors
- In fibromuscular dysplasia balloon angioplasty
- Best management of atherosclerotic RAS unclear
- Medical treatment directed at controlling BP and atheroma (statins and aspirin)
- Paradoxically there is now evidence that mortality is lower in those with RAS treated with ACE inhibitors at a risk of doubling acute renal failure hospitalisations
- Revascularisation can be considered if medical therapy fails
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