Are You Too Young to Have a Heart Attack?

When an older woman has a heart attack, it is almost always the result of coronary artery disease (CAD). But when a young woman has a heart attack, often no evidence of CAD is found. That’s because a common cause of heart attack in young women is spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD. “The typical SCAD patient … Read More

FMD: A Hidden Threat for Middle-Aged Women

Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) is a little-known form of vascular disease that leaves many people vulnerable to stroke and severe high blood pressure in the prime of life. Unfortunately, many doctors are unfamiliar with this disease, which tends to affect younger and middle-aged patients. These patients are primarily otherwise healthy women. So when a woman complains … Read More

New FMD Guidelines Pave the Way for More Research (Video)

The American Heart Association recently introduced new guidelines on a condition called fibromuscular dysplasia. The multi-disciplinary statement will help to pave the way for new research. This will help doctors and researchers better understand the condition. Ultimately, such research will improve care and treatment of patients with FMD. What is FMD? FMD is a disease that causes … Read More

Tell-Tale Heart Sounds

Boo wahh, boo wahh, boo wahh. To the average listener, this is the sound that you might hear when holding a conch shell to your ear at the beach. But to Heather L. Gornik, MD, Medical Director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory at Cleveland Clinic, it’s a cardiac emergency—the sound of blood leaking from a … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about fibromuscular dysplasia? Heather Gornik, MD, Medical Director, the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory of the Section of Vascular Medicine, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at noon (ET). Chat With a Doctor: Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) Live Web Chat: … Read More