Women's Heart Advisor July 2015 Issue

Fibromuscular Dysplasia:  A Vascular Disease of Women

Fibromuscular Dysplasia: A Vascular Disease of Women

Patients affected by this often underdiagnosed condition tend to be younger, and the complications can be quite serious.

A disease of the blood vessels that primarily affects women ages 40 to 60 is finally getting the recognition it deserves. More physicians and patients are becoming aware of fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), thanks to the efforts of Heather Gornik, MD, MHS, Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory. She is one of a growing number of physicians with a specialty interest in the disease, and the first to open an FMD clinic in the U.S.

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