percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty


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percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty

Cardiology Balloon dilation of a renal artery for ASHD occlusion, linked to HTN. See Stent.
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percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty

A treatment for narrowing of the artery supplying the kidney with blood (the renal artery) of such a degree that the function of the kidney is prejudiced. The widening of the artery is achieved by means of a balloon catheter similar in design to those used in the coronary artery. Recoil narrowing can be prevented by means of a STENT.
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