Reno-Vascular Hypertension

Reno-Vascular Hypertension is high blood pressure caused by stenosis (narrowing) of one or more renal arteries (kidney arteries). It is difficult to manage with medication, and often affects people at a younger age.

Experts believe it may be related to congenital problems with renal artery development. There are specific congenital conditions well known to cause kidney arteries narrowing one of the common one being Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD).


Treatment options:

Renal Artery Angioplasty and Stenting – an access is gained to the groin artery (Femoral Artery) and a thin wire and tube called a catheter is guided through the blood vessels to where the stenosis (narrowing) has occurred. A stent is inserted to hold the artery open, which allows the blood to flow more freely thus reducing the patient’s blood pressure.