fibromuscular dysplasia support, education & advocacy
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a complex disease that is most commonly seen in women, with systemic presentation that may include stenosis, aneurysm or dissection most commonly in the renal and carotid arteries, migraine-like headaches, dizziness, and tinnitus or a swooshing sound in the ears. Low bone density, joint laxity and degenerative disease in the spine also have been linked to the disease. FMD is considered a rare disease; however, it is also believed to be underdiagnosed.

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Research


Thanks to the FMD Chat network, it's now easy to give directly to Dr. Santhi Ganesh's FMD research at the University of Michigan. Visit the University of Michigan's giving site and enter
Arterial Dysplasia Research Gift Fund - 322905 for your Giving Basket donation. Funds will go to furthering investigation into diseases of arterial dysplasia's genetic factors including fibromuscular dysplasia, aneurysms and dissections through a biobank of DNA samples. The study is recruiting patients — click here to learn more.


Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain (2015)

Fibromuscular Dysplasia: Renewed Awareness & New Insights Regarding an Orphan Disease 
American College of Cardiology

Clinical and biochemical profiles suggest fibromuscular dysplasia is a systemic disease with altered TGF-β expression and connective tissue features
Journal of the Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology (2014)

Fibromuscular Dysplasia: State of the Science and Critical Unanswered Questions
Circulation (2014)

Nonatherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease in Young Women
Canadian Journal of Cardiology (2014)

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Associated With β-HCG Injections and Fibromuscular Dysplasia
Canadian Journal of Cardiology (2014)

Cardiovascular Diagnosis & Therapy (2014)
European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (2013)

An Unusual Case of Fibromuscular Dysplasia with Bilateral Renal Macroaneurysms: Three-year Outcome After Endovascular Treatment 
The Open Cardiovascular Medical Journal (2013)

Spontaneous Neck Hematoma in a Patient with Fibromuscular Dysplasia: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature
Case Reports in Otolaryngology (2013)

A case of mesenteric ischemia secondary to Fibromuscular Dysplasia with a positive outcome after intervention
Journal of Interventional Gastroenterology (2012)