Renal Artery Stenosis Stenting
Renal artery stenting needs to be done when blood vessels supplying the kidney get narrowed due to various reasons.
|When do I need to undergo renal artery stenting procedure?|
|Narrowing in renal arteries can lead to severe hypertension (very high blood pressure) ,which is usually not controlled by high dose of medications. |
Your physician/nephrologist doctor can diagnose this condition & advise you to consult a vascular surgeon for renal artery stenting.
This procedure can save your kidneys.
|How stents are placed in my renal artery?|
|By doing a small puncture in artery, guide wire along with catheter is introduced into artery. Narrowed artery is crossed with wire & balloon is inflated in that area. |
The balloon is removed & stent is placed in diseased segment to keep the blood vessel open.
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|What is the duration of procedure? How many days I have to remain admitted in hospital?|
|Duration of procedure is 1 to 2 hours. You have to remain admitted in hospital for total 18 to 24 hours.|
|Results of the procedure?|
|No cut on the skin. |
Very good control of blood pressure after procedure.
Reduced dose & requirements of antihypertensive medications.
|Any precautions to prevent blockage in permacath?|
|Your care giver must flush it with heparin saline/cathflush after each use to prevent blockage.|
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