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.