Fibromuscular Dysplasia

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It is possible that the main title of the report Fibromuscular Dysplasia is not the name you expected.

Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion

Fibromuscular dysplasia, commonly called FMD, is a disease that causes one or more arteries in the body to have abnormal cell development in the artery wall. As a result, areas of narrowing (stenosis), aneurysms, or tears (dissection) may occur. If narrowing or a tear causes a decrease in blood flow through the artery, symptoms may result.

FMD is most commonly found in the arteries that supply the kidneys with blood (renal arteries) and the arteries called the carotid and vertebral arteries which are found in the neck and supply the brain with blood. Less commonly, FMD affects the arteries in the abdomen (supplying the liver, spleen and intestines) and extremities (legs and arms). In more than one-half of people with this disease, there will be evidence of FMD in more than one artery.

Supporting Organizations

Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America

20325 Center Ridge Road
Suite 360
Rocky River, OH 44116
USA
Tel: (216)834-2410
Fax: (216)333-1497
Email: admin@fmdsa.org
Website: http://www.fmdsa.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center

PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
Website: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

Vascular Disease Foundation

550 M Ritchie Highway
PMB-281
Severna Park, MD 21146
Tel: (443)261-5564
Tel: (888)833-4463
Email: robert.greenberg@vdf.org
Website: http://www.vdf.org

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Last Updated:  7/14/2015
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