Renal Artery Stenting
Our two kidneys filter the blood of toxic metabolites and excess fluid. They are supplied with this blood by branches of the aorta found in the mid abdomen, called renal arteries. If these renal arteries become narrowed by hardening, plaque or inflammatory diseases problems can occur.
Commonly we see raised blood pressure as the body makes an effort to drive more blood to the under-perfused kidneys, and occasionally we may see deteriorating renal function. Under these circumstances Professor Varcoe may recommend a procedure to overcome the narrowing. Minimally invasive stenting is usually preferred as first line treatment and can be performed under local anaesthetic with an overnight hospital stay.
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