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Treatment of Vascular Diseases of Kidneys in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America who treat Vascular Diseases of Kidneys.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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About Vascular Diseases of Kidneys

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is Renal Vascular Disease?

Renal vascular disease is a medical condition that affects the blood flow into and out of the kidney. It may cause kidney damage, failure, and high blood pressure. It is also known as renovascular disease.

It is often associated with hypertension/high blood pressure. Decreased blood flow to the kidneys due to renovascular disease may cause an excessive amount of renin (a powerful hormone that increases blood pressure) to be produced.


Who is at risk?
    The main causes of renal vascular disease include atherosclerosis, injury, infection, inflammatory disease, aneurysm, pregnancy, surgery, tumor, certain medications and birth defects. Other risk factors for renal vascular disease include:
  • Diabetes
  • Older age
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • Female
  • High blood pressure

What are the symptoms of renal vascular disease?
    The symptoms of renal vascular disease may mimic other medical conditions and it is always wise to consult your health care provider for a diagnosis. They include:
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased urea in the blood
  • Discolored areas of the toes and feet
  • Kidney failure
  • Confusion
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Sudden onset of flank pain
  • Blood in the urine
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

Diagnosis
    Diagnosis of the renal vascular disease involves a review of your medical history as well as a physical exam. Other tests that may be ordered include:
  • Arteriogram: This is an X-ray image of the blood vessels used to check for an aneurysm, narrowing, or blockages. A dye is injected through a thin, flexible tube placed in an artery to make the blood vessels visible on X-ray. This test is also known as an angiogram.
  • Renography: This test is used to check the function and structure of the kidneys. It uses a small amount of a radioactive substance to help view the kidneys.
  • Duplex ultrasound: This test is done to check blood flow and the structure of the renal veins and arteries.
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA): This test uses a combination of intravenous (IV) contrast dye and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology to see blood vessels.

What is the treatment for the renal vascular disease?
  • Treatment varies depending on the type of renal vascular disease that is present. Medications and surgery are the most common treatments. Some of the treatment options include:
  • Blood pressure lowering medications which may be used to treat high blood pressure.
  • Medications to lower cholesterol may be prescribed for atherosclerosis.

Treatment of related medical conditions such as diabetes.
  • Thrombolytic medication may be infused into the renal artery for many hours to many days to break up the clot.
  • Anticoagulants which keep blood from clotting are used to treat renal vein thrombosis.
  • Diet and exercise are urged to lower blood pressure.
  • Angioplasty is performed to keep the artery open.
  • Open surgery is performed to bypass the blocked renal artery.
  • A renal artery aneurysm in a pregnant woman or a woman of childbearing age is usually treated with surgery due to the increased risk for rupture.

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