What Is Renal Vascular Disease or Renovascular Disease?
Renal vascular disease is the name given to a variety of
complications that affect the arteries and veins of the kidneys. These
complications affect the blood circulation of the kidneys, and may
cause damage to the tissues of the kidneys, kidney failure, and/or
high blood pressure.
Renal vascular disease is often associated with hypertension (high
blood pressure). Hormones which influence blood pressure are affected
by kidney function. Decreased blood flow to the kidney(s) as a result
of renal vascular disease may cause an excessive amount of renin to be
produced. Renin is a powerful hormone that increases blood pressure.