What is fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD)?

!!! SAVE THE DATE : 24th February 2018

FMD-Be are in the process of organising a meeting for patients (and family/friends) in Brussels, with the participation of International experts.

More information to follow. 

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a disease of the artery wall, without atherosclerosis (cholesterol deposits) or inflammation present. Sometimes this can lead to an arterial stenosis (narrowing), a dilation (aneurysm) or a dissection (tear) of the affected artery. A stenosis or a dissection can be responsible for a reduction in arterial blood flow. The effect of this reduced blood flow depends on the location of the arteries involved. A ruptured aneurysm could be a cause of internal bleeding and would require urgent medical attention.

Many patients affected by FMD have no symptoms or detectable signs of the disease during medical examination. Often the disease is picked up during medical imaging (CT scan or IRM) carried out for another reason.

This site aims to provide scientifically valid and up to date information.

It has been realised by the patient association in conjunction with a scientific (medical) committee.

This information is not intended to replace that given to you by your doctor!

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