What is renal vascular disease?
The renal arteries carry blood from the aorta, the main artery supplying oxygen-rich blood from the heart, to the kidneys. Renal vascular disease happens when the renal arteries become narrowed or blocked, reducing blood flow to the kidneys.
Reduced blood flow can prevent the kidneys from functioning normally to remove waste from the body. If left untreated, renal vascular disease can cause high blood pressure (hypertension) and chronic kidney disease.
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Providers Who Treat Renal Vascular Disease
Departments that Treat Renal Vascular Disease
Learn how our highly skilled team works across divisions to manage the full range of kidney diseases in children, including dialysis and kidney transplantation.
We perform hundreds of catheterization procedures every year. We treat children with the most complex heart, blood vessel, and valve conditions. We have one of the highest success rates for cardiac catheterization procedures. Learn more about Cardiac Catheterization.
The Kidney Transplantation Program is the only one of its kind in the Washington, D.C., area focused on the needs of children and teens with kidney disease. Additionally, it is the region's only Medicare-approved center for kidney transplants in children and teens.