Doctors at Mayo Clinic have a long-standing interest in research related to renal artery stenosis. Findings from research studies can lead to new and improved treatments. Current research efforts focus on:
- Assessing the most effective renal artery stenosis treatments
- Exploring how renal artery stenosis develops
- Finding the causes of renal artery stenosis
- Determining the most appropriate treatment for people who have high blood pressure caused by renal artery stenosis
- Increasing recovery of kidney function after treatment
Researchers at Mayo Clinic are studying new diagnostic tools such as the multidetector CT scan and blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Mayo Clinic researchers developed these imaging tools, which use 3-D images to assess kidney function. BOLD MRI can show whether your kidney is getting sufficient oxygen and can recover after renal revascularization.
Learn about renal artery disease research in Mayo Clinic's online research magazine, Discovery's Edge.
See a list of publications from Mayo Clinic doctors on renal artery stenosis on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
Nov. 20, 2012