Renal Artery Stenosis
|The Kidney and Its Main Blood Vessels|
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- Atherosclerosis—the most common
- Fibromuscular dysplasia
- Fluid retention
- Shortness of breath
- Ankle swelling
- Repeat blood pressure measurements
- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- X-rays with contrasting dye
- X-rays with contrast injected directly into the renal arteries
- Radioisotope imaging
- CT or MRI scans with or without injected contrast agents
National Kidney Foundation http://www.kidney.org
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases http://www2.niddk.nih.gov
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://www.heartandstroke.com
The Kidney Foundation of Canada http://www.kidney.ca
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Renal artery stenosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated May 14, 2013. Accessed July 16, 2013.
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- Reviewer: Adrienne Carmack, MD; Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 07/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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