Renal & Mesenteric Disease

Do you suffer from hardening of the arteries to your kidneys?

Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, is caused by plaque build-up inside your arteries and is a condition that occurs in 35% of Americans. The Vascular Experts Florida can help you understand the causes and treatment options when atherosclerosis causes renal and mesenteric disease.

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Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting Dr. Vargas at The Vascular Experts Florida for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

What is Renal and Mesenteric Disease?

Plaque build-up in the arteries, called stenosis, can affect any artery in the body. When stenosis occurs in the renal artery, it’s called renal artery occlusive disease. Stenosis of the arteries supplying the intestines is called mesenteric artery occlusive disease. Decreasing the blood supply to these organs is a serious condition, and patients with a family history of atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, are at greater risk. Older patients with sedentary lifestyles, or smokers, are also at risk.

What Treatment Options for Renal and Mesenteric Disease Are Available?

Behavioral modifications are effective with early detection, like quitting smoking, exercising regularly, and managing high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes. In more advanced cases, angioplasty and stenting may be indicated.

Angioplasty and stenting reopen the artery and restore proper blood flow to the affected organs. This is done through a small puncture in your groin or arm.  A catheter is inserted and advanced to the location of narrowing, and a balloon is inflated to widen the vessel. Then a stent is placed to hold the vessel open.

What Results Will I See?

It may take several months for lifestyle changes to improve narrowed arteries. Angioplasty and stenting is immediately effective at restoring blood flow.

Is There Any Downtime?

Your downtime depends on which treatment you have planned with Dr. Lina Vargas. Following endovascular interventions, a short period of recovery is necessary to ensure the access site heals properly.

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