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Atheroembolic Renal Disease

Alternate Names : Atherosclerotic Renal Vascular Disease, Renal Artery Embolism, Cholesterol Embolism, Renal Artery Aneurysm

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

Atheroembolic renal disease is one in which the kidneys fail because the arteries that supply them become blocked. The kidney is then deprived of oxygen-carrying blood.

What is going on in the body?

Blockage in the renal arteries can be caused by these conditions:

  • an aneurysm, or bulging in the wall of the blood vessel
  • atherosclerosis, which causes a buildup of a fatty substance called plaque
  • an embolism, which is a blood or cholesterol clot that travels from some other place in the body
  • What are the causes and risks of the disease?

    The following can cause atherosclerosis:

  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • infection
  • smoking
  • Some of the causes of blood clots are as follows:

  • arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats
  • coronary heart disease
  • heart valve disease
  • plaque buildup
  • The following can cause cholesterol clots:

  • complications from procedures on the heart, such as cardiac catheterization
  • medicine used to break up clots
  • plaque buildup
  • vascular surgery
  • Aneurysms can be formed by the following:

  • high blood pressure over a long period of time
  • plaque buildup
  • poorly understood genetic factors
  • trauma to the blood vessel, such as surgery or a gunshot wound


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    Atheroembolic Renal Disease: Symptoms & Signs

    Author: Stuart Wolf, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 06/07/01

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