Heart disease remains the leading cause of death among patients with end stage renal disease on haemodialysis.
If you have renal artery stenosis, you don’t get enough blood to your kidney because of your narrowed or blocked renal arteries. This leads to damage of your kidneys and give you high blood pressure.
Based on the renal angiography reports, doctor will suggest renal angioplasty is necessary or not, for the people who are suffering with have renal artery stenosis.
A Renal Angioplasty is a procedure used to widen the arteries (which become very narrow) that supply blood to your kidneys.
The procedure involves inflating a special balloon inside your renal artery to open it up and also during that time, you may have or inserted a tiny tube called a stent put into your renal artery to open blocked renal arteries.
Renal angioplasty is done by an interventional specialist. You’ll probably stay overnight in the hospitals and our medical staff will take care of your health.
Ureteral Stent Placement:
Ureters are long tubes that allow urine to transfer from the kidneys to the bladder. Ureteral stent placement is a surgery to place a stent in the ureter and keeps open the blocked ureter.
Purpose for Ureteral Stent Placement Procedure:
When patient has blockage in ureter, urine will be stored in the kidney and leads to serious damage and illness. This makes difficult for urine to drain of the kidney and leads to improper functioning of kidney.
This procedure may be required because of:
- Kidney stones
- Blood clots
- Rupture of the ureter from trauma
- Complications from medical treatment procedures
Consult your doctor:
If any of the following occur, it’s important to consult a doctor to prevent further complications.
- Signs of Urinary tract infection, Such as fever, illness, pain during urination.
- The stent comes out on its own.
- Amount of blood in the urine increases.
- Pain that doesn’t go away, even if you have been given pain medications.
Carotid Angioplasty and Stent Placement
Carotid Angioplasty is a procedure that opens blocked arteries to prevent stroke.