High Blood Pressure

Kidney Failure and High Blood Pressure Treatment

Our Chicago, Illinois IR team performs renal artery angioplasty when effective, non-surgical high blood pressure treatment and kidney failure repair is needed.
About 96 percent of patients with hypertension have a type that responds only to medicine. Some patients, however, have narrowed arteries to the kidneys, which cause the problem. These narrowings may be discovered on ultrasound, CT, or MRI scan.
In these patients, angioplasty with stent placement may greatly improve or cure the high blood pressure and reduce the need for medicines. In some patients, kidney function is threatened by the blockage, and intervention may prevent the need for dialysis.

Renal Artery Angioplasty

The renal artery angioplasty procedure is non-surgical and is outpatient or “short stay.” Interventional radiologists are experienced in the performance of renal (kidney) artery angioplasty and stenting and are the only physicians who are board-certified to perform this high blood pressure treatment procedure. Our doctors have been performing renal artery angioplasty in Illinois for over twenty years.