Use of Kissing Embolic Protection Devices in the Treatment of Early Bifurcation Renal Artery Stenosis: A Case Report

Andrew J. Misselt, Michael A. McKusick, Andrew Stockland, Sanjay Misra

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Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is a progressive disease that may cause hypertension and chronic renal insufficiency. Percutaneous renal artery angioplasty with stent placement is a well-recognized treatment for atherosclerotic RAS. It can infrequently involve the bifurcation, and treatment of this stenosis has been described using bare metal and drug-eluting stents deployed simultaneously in a kissing fashion. Atheroembolism is believed to be caused by the release of microscopic plaque fragments and cholesterol crystals from the RAS or atherosclerotic aorta. Herein, the authors describe the use of a kissing embolic protection device technique during renal artery stent placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1240-1243
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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