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Causes

Atherosclerosis or Clogged Arteries

Renal artery disease is usually caused by atherosclerosis or clogged arteries. This happens when plaque, a material consisting of cholesterol and fats, builds up in them.

Muscle Disorder

In younger people, particularly women under the age of 40, the condition is often the result of a muscle disorder in which abnormal tissue grows in the renal artery and narrows it.

Contact Information

Cardiovascular Medicine
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-8800

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