Kidney infarction treatment

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Kidney infarction is the death of the kidney tissue due to vessel closure. Usually, urgent treatment with blood thinners is required. In some cases, surgeons remove the blood clot during surgery.

Renal infarction is a rare disease. It usually occurs when a blood clot closes off a blood vessel in the kidney. As a result, the kidney tissue does not receive enough oxygen and dies. In addition to the death of renal tissue, the disease can sometimes lead to acute kidney failure.

Kidney infarction is especially dangerous for people who have lost one kidney or already have severe renal disease. Depending on the degree of artery overlap, urologists distinguish between:

  • Complete kidney infarction - the artery is completely blocked, and the kidney tissue dies in 1-2 hours.
  • Partial kidney infarction - the vessel is partially closed. It usually happens when the disease develops slowly. Then the body has time to form neighbouring blood flows.

As a rule, kidney infarction results from artery blockage by a thrombus. People suffering from cardiovascular diseases fall into the risk group. In addition, the condition may appear after surgery or angiography (blood vessels examination).

In most cases, drug therapy is effective for kidney infarction treatment. Doctors prescribe medicines to thin the blood clots. Sometimes surgical treatment is required. During surgery, vascular surgeons remove the clot. In addition, there is lysis therapy involving the advancement of the catheter and the introduction of the drug directly near the clot. When a vessel is narrowed but not closed entirely, angioplasty expands it with a stent.

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