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Fibromuscular Dysplasia Treatment

Treatment depends on vascular beds involved and patients clinical symptoms

Heather L. Gornik, MD, MHS, Director Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory Cleveland Clinic, discusses the treatment of FMD or fibromuscular dysplasia, which depends on the vascular beds involved and the patient’s clinical symptoms.

Renal FMD is best treated by balloon angioplasty. Stents are not recommended for renal or carotid FMD and those patients with carotid pathology must be screened for intracranial aneurysms.

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References and Resources:
Bayrak AH, Numan F, Cantaşdemir M, Baş A. Percutaneous balloon angioplasty of renovascular hypertension in pediatric cases. Acta Chir Belg. 2008 Nov-Dec;108(6):708-14.
Derkacz A, Podgórski M, Poreba R, Belowska-Bień K, Gruber K, Słonina J, Szuba A, Andrzejak R. Renal hypertension. A case report – therapeutic dilemmas. Kardiol Pol. 2009 Jun;67(6):663-5.

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