Renal Artery Intervention for Hypertension and End-Stage Renal Disease

Ideal for patients with:

  • high blood pressure or hypertension
  • symptoms of renovascular disease which include:
    – bad taste in the mouth
    – chest pain
    – confusion or anxiety
    – fatigue
    – itchy skin
    – loss of appetite
    – muscle twitching or cramping
    – nausea and vomiting


  • Improves or stabilises renal function and preserves kidney size.
"String of beads" appearance to right renal artery from Fibromuscular dysplasia: a cause of high blood pressure. The patient responded well to angioplasty

Nephrostomy and Ureteric stent

Ideal for patients with:

  • cancer blocking one or both ureters
  • kidney stones


  • A ureteral stent or nephrostomy catheter will allow urine to flow again from the kidney and permit the kidney to function normally.
  • Maintains kidney function and protects the kidney from damage and infection.
  • Allows access to treat any underlying problem.

Aneurysms of the Mesenteric, Renal, Splenic Arteries

Mesenteric aneurysm symptoms: 

  • severe pain in the abdomen occurring within an hour of eating, lasting for 60 to 90 minutes
  • weight loss (patients cut back on eating due to the pain)
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • flatulence
  • constipation

Renal aneurysm symptoms: 

  • There are usually no symptoms for renal artery aneurysms, and the condition may go unnoticed unless a person is getting imaging for some other reason.
  • Can sometimes lead to hypertension.

Splenic aneurysm symptoms: 

  • Generally there are no symptoms and often diagnosed due to other imaging.
  • Some people experience abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
  • Left untreated, a rupture could be fatal.