- Typically due to atherosclerotic disease or fibromuscular dysplasia.
- Often presents with accelerated or difficult-to-control HTN.
- Worsening kidney function, especially after initiating renin-angiotensin blockade, and recurrent flash pulmonary oedema are common features.
- Presence of renal artery narrowing does not necessarily indicate clinical consequences. Renal artery stenosis, renovascular HTN, and ischaemic nephropathy are various manifestations of this process.
- Definitive diagnosis is with imaging.
Other related conditions
- Assessment of hypertension
- Chronic congestive heart failure
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Overview of stroke
- ST-elevation myocardial infarction
- Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes in adults
- Takayasu's arteritis
- Type 1 neurofibromatosis
- Essential hypertension
- Aortic coarctation
- Primary aldosteronism
- Cushing's syndrome
- Systemic vasculitis
Last updated: Apr 09, 2013