Renovascular disease affects the blood vessels of your kidneys, called the renal arteries and veins. When your kidney blood vessels narrow (stenosis) or have a clot (thrombosis), your kidney is less able to function properly.
Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries and slows the amount of blood flowing through the arteries. In some situations eventually enough plaque may build up to interfere with blood flow in your renal arteries.
Factors that may increase your chance of getting renovascular disease include:
Signs and symptoms of renovascular disease may include:
To determine if someone has renovascular disease, a health care provider will ask questions about general health, medical history and symptoms. Then they will perform a physical exam. If your health care provider suspects renovascular disease, further diagnostic testing will be recommended.
The following procedures are offered for the treatment of renovascular disease depending on a patient’s diagnosis:
You can reduce some of your risk factors for developing atherosclerosis by following these recommendations:
At the Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, every patient meets with one of our highly skilled, board-certified surgeons.
Vascular disease comes in many different forms and our world class surgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating a wide-spectrum of vascular diseases.
St. Elizabeth’s Cosmetic Vein Center offers both cosmetic and therapeutic treatments of varicose veins and spider veins.
The Vascular Lab provides many types of testing and diagnostic services to help diagnosis a variety of vascular diseases.
Many patients who come to the Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at St. Elizabeth's have a story to share about their care, recovery, and success after surgery or other treatments.
Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA 02135