Identification And Management
Renal Artery Stenosis (RAS) refers to narrowing of the arteries which supply blood to the kidneys. Renal artery stenosis is present in approximately 5% to 10% of people over the age of 65. This risk increases in people with diabetes, obesity, low HDL and in the African American race.
Progression of renal artery disease leads to hypertension, decrease in kidney size and function and ultimately to renal failure and kidney dialysis.
If you are 50 years of age or older with a history of any of the following risk factors: elevated cholesterol, hypertension, coronary artery disease, smoking, renal disease, diabetes or a family history of PAD, please call (810) 720-ASAP (2727) to schedule your confidential free screening and Assess your risk of Stroke, Aneurysm and Peripheral arterial disease.
Assess your risk of stroke, aneurysm, and peripheral arterial disease ASAP
Did You Know…
Renal Artery Stenosis is the most common correctable cause of hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Fortunately, vascular surgeons are experts in renal arteries.
The Vascular Specialists of Michigan Vascular Center are experienced in all aspects of this disease. Non-invasive, painless ultrasound testing is usually the first step in making this difficult diagnosis. Although we have a large experience with both the catheter-based and surgical treatment of this disease, most importantly we understand when medical management is the best option.