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
- Determining the most appropriate treatment for people who have high blood pressure caused by renal artery stenosis
- Increasing recovery of kidney function after treatment
- Exploring new methods of boosting kidney repair after restoring blood flow
Researchers at Mayo Clinic are studying new diagnostic tools such as the multidetector computerized tomography (CT) scan and blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 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.
Current clinical trials underway include repair of injured kidney tissue with the administration of a person's own mesenchymal stem cells and the use of investigational protective agents (mitochondrial protection) at the time of revascularization.
See a list of publications from Mayo Clinic doctors on renal artery stenosis on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
April 30, 2015
- Renal artery stenosis. National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse. http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/RenalArteryStenosis/. Accessed March 5, 2015.
- Goldman L, et al. Vascular disorders of the kidney. In: Goldman's Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2012. http://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed March 3, 2015.
- Ferri FF. Renal artery stenosis. In: Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2015: 5 Books in 1. Philadelphia, Pa.: Mosby Elsevier; 2015. https://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed March 3, 2015.
- Taal MW, et al. Renovascular hypertension and ischemic nephropathy. In: Brenner & Rector's The Kidney. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2012. http://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed March 5, 2015.
- Tafur-Soto JD, et al. Renal artery stenosis. Cardiology Clinics. 2015;33:59.
- Textor S. Treatment of unilateral atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed March 3, 2015.
- Textor S. Treatment of bilateral atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis or stenosis to a solitary functioning kidney. http://www.uptodate.com/home. March 3, 2015.
- AskMayoExpert. Renal artery angioplasty and stenting. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2014.
- Cooper CJ, et al. Stenting and medical therapy for atherosclerotic renal-artery stenosis. New England Journal of Medicine. 2014;370:13.
- Weight management and blood pressure. American Heart Association. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/PreventionTreatmentofHighBloodPressure/Weight-Management-and-Blood-Pressure_UCM_301884_Article.jsp. Accessed April 7, 2015.
- Sheps SG (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. April 8, 2015.
- Textor SC (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. April 8, 2015.