Renal artery are the blood vessels suppling the kidneys on each side. Disease of the renal arteries occurs primarily due to atherosclerosis. In young females, fibromuscular dysplasia is prominent cause for renal artery stenosis. Blockages of the renal arteries result in damage and shrinkage of kidneys, increased blood pressure with destabilization of heart function.
Some of the indications of intervention in renal artery include:
- Uncontrolled Blood pressure > 140/90 mmHg despite maximum doses of 3 blood pressure medications
- Rapidly progressive loss of renal function
- Flash pulmonary edema
- Acute Coronary Syndrom