What are the risk factors for renal artery stenosis (RAS)?

Updated: Nov 02, 2020
  • Author: Bruce S Spinowitz, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Risk factors associated with ischemic renal disease (IRD) are as follows:

  • Hypertension: Of patients with IRD, 35% can be normotensive
  • Advanced age: Numerous cases occur in persons aged 60-69 years; incidence increases in persons older than 70 years
  • Kidney insufficiency
  • Extrarenal atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Smoking

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