Renovascular Hypertension (high blood pressure)is a common disease that is often associated with atherosclerosis, hardening, and narrowing of the arteries. Hypertension is defined as a blood pressure greater than 140/80 mmHg. Renovascular hypertension may result if hypertension occurs in a patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm or disease of the coronary, carotid, or the lower extremity arteries.
Angioplasty and Stenting
In this technique, the interventional radiologist inserts a very small balloon attached to a thin catheter into a blood vessel through a small nick in the skin. The catheter is threaded under fluoroscopy “real-time” guidance to the site of the blocked artery. The balloon is inflated to open the artery. Sometimes, a small metal scaffold, called a stent, is inserted to keep the blood vessel open.
Doctor Referral Required