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Renal Artery Stenosis Angioplasty (Renal PTA)

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(608) 263-XRAY

(608) 263-9729

UW Health Radiology provides the highest standard of care by exceptionally qualified medical and technical staff using state-of-the-art technology.

 

Why Opt for Renal Artery Stenosis Angioplasty (Renal PTA)?

 

People with a narrowing in the blood vessel that brings oxygen to the kidney may have uncontrollable high blood pressure and worsening kidney function. Renal PTA is a treatment to improve blood flow through the narrowed blood vessel.

 

The Procedure

 

During Renal Artery Stenosis Angioplasty a series of X-rays are taken using X-ray dye. A small tube is fed up to the blood vessel feeding the kidney. A small balloon is then advanced into the narrowed area. The balloon is inflated and deflated to open the narrowing. Some times a stent is also placed in the narrowed area.

 

After the procedure, an overnight hospital stay is required. People have little pain after the procedure.

 

Benefits

  • Reduced need for blood pressure medication
  • Improved kidney function