Renal Artery Stenosis

Stenting May Improve Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis Outcomes

Stenting May Improve Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis Outcomes

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Angioplasty plus stenting is associated with less residual stenosis and a lower restenosis rate compared with angioplasty alone.

Renal Artery Stenting No Better than Medical Therapy

Renal Artery Stenting No Better than Medical Therapy

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Both approaches are associated with similar outcomes in patients with renal artery stenosis and CKD or hypertension.

Renal Artery Stenting May Protect Allografts

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Easing stenosis in transplanted renal arteries improves kidney function.

RAS Dilatation Does Not Improve Renal Perfusion

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Revascularization of renal artery stenosis in patients with atherosclerotic renovascular disease has no effect on renal perfusion.

BNP Level Prior to Renal Artery Stenting Does Not Predict BP Outcomes

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Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), a substance secreted by the heart that is associated with congestive heart failure and renal failure, does not predict reduction in systolic blood pressure (BP) in patients treated with renal artery stenting, according to results from the HERCULES trial.

Drug-Eluting Stents for Renal Artery Stenosis Offers Better Outcomes

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CHICAGO—Drug-eluting stents (DES) may achieve better outcomes than bare metal stents in the treatment of renal artery stenosis (RAS), according to researchers.

Revascularization No Better than Medical Therapy for Renal Artery Stenosis

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Revascularization offers little or no "worthwhile clinical benefit" over medical treatment for patients with renal artery stenosis, regardless of the extent of their renal disease, researchers concluded.

Treating RAS: To Stent or Not to Stent?

Treating RAS: To Stent or Not to Stent?

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An interventional cardiologist and two nephrologists debate the issue at a major medical conference.

New Method Predicts Stent Responders

New Method Predicts Stent Responders

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Renal frame count can indicate likelihood of successful outcomes in patients with renal hypertension

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