The cause of hypertension or high blood pressure is unknown in the majority of patients with this condition. The cause of high blood pressure in a smaller subset of hypertensive patients may be due to blockage of the renal arteries, which supply blood to the kidneys. Patients with renovascular hypertension tend to be younger or older at the onset of high blood pressure, and the blood pressure is typically more difficult to control with medication.

Once the diagnosis of renovascular hypertension is established, the arterial blockage can often be treated with minimally invasive techniques such as balloon angioplasty (PTA) or placement of a stent in the diseased artery. This treatment can result in cure or improvement of the high blood pressure.

If you have any questions regarding any of these therapies, please do not hesitate to contact us. Consultation can be arranged through our Interventional Radiology Clinic by calling (260) 435-7951 during regular business hours.