Dramatic improvement of rapidly progressing acute renal failure and severe hypertension after bilateral renal artery stenting
ABSTRACT In this case report, we describe an 83-year-old man with bilateral renal artery stenosis who had rapidly progressing acute
renal failure and severe hypertension. These conditions improved dramatically after bilateral renal artery stenting. Renal
artery stenosis can cause renal failure, hypertension, and heart failure, leading to a poorer life prognosis. If renal artery
stenosis is found as a cause of acute renal failure, severe hypertension, or heart failure, it is useful to perform revascularization
as soon as possible. Revascularization by stenting has a high success rate and is expected to improve the condition remarkably.
KeywordsRenal artery stenosis–Renovascular hypertension–Ischemic nephropathy–Renal failure–Renal artery stent