Testing & Diagnosis for Midaortic Syndrome And Renovascular Hypertension Program

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Some of the tests our doctors may use to confirm that a child has MAS and/or RVH are:

  • angiography—injection of a special dye into blood vessels, then using X-ray imaging to look for narrowing 

  • ultrasonography—a painless, non-invasive procedure that uses special sound waves to create pictures of a child's organs

  • Computed Tomography (CT)

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Most children with midaortic syndrome and/or renovascular hypertension are diagnosed after being examined for signs of severe high blood pressure (hypertension).

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