Webchat Transcripts - Questions and Answers with a Physician
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is an uncommon disorder characterized by abnormal cellular growth in the walls of medium and large arteries. This abnormal cellular growth may lead to a beaded appearance of the affected artery and narrowing (stenosis) in some cases. Most cases—60 to 75 percent—occur in the renal artery, the artery leading from the abdominal aorta to the kidneys. Approximately 30 percent of cases involve the carotid arteries, the arteries in the neck that connect the heart and the brain. FMD also can affect the arteries to the legs, or less frequently, arteries in other parts of the body. In many cases, FMD is found in multiple arteries of the body.
Read transcripts of prior webchats on this topic:
- Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) and Spontaneous Coronary Dissection (SCAD) (Drs. Gornik, Mahlay & Pamela Mace, RN, FMDSA 12/07/17)
- Understanding Fibromuscular Dysplasia - FMD (Drs. Gornik, Serhal, and Pam Mace, RN FMDSA 04/20/17)
- Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) and Spontaneous Coronary Artery dissection (SCAD) (Drs. Gornik, Serhal, and Pam Mace, RN 12/08/16)
- SCAD - Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (Esther Kim, MD 07/01/16)
- Understanding Fibromuscular Dysplasia - FMD (Heather Gornik, MD and Pamela Mace, RN, FMDSA 04/14/16)
- Fibromuscular Dysplasia - FMD (Heather Gornik, MD & Pam Mace RN, FDMSA 12/17/15)
- SCAD - Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (Dr. Esther Kim 07/24/15)
- Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) (Dr. Gornik & Pam Mace RN, FDMSA 04/30/15)
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