Unfortunately, many doctors are unfamiliar with this disease, which tends to affect younger and middle-aged patients.
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
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
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
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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
You may not have heard of a disease called fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), but it may be more common than you think. New research has found more about how FMD affects a person’s arteries and that women are most at risk. Heather Gornik, MD, who co-authored the study, says, “I definitely think FMD is underdiagnosed and … Read More
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is an uncommon disorder often found in women between ages 30 and 50, but may also occur in children and the elderly. It can be difficult to diagnose, but while there isn’t a cure, it can be treated effectively. Don’t miss this opportunity to chat with an expert in diagnosis and treatment … Read More