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Latest Fibromuscular dysplasia Stories

2009-10-13 13:20:13

Some invasive procedures that are becoming increasingly common as a first line of treatment for patients diagnosed with narrowed arteries in and around the kidneys may not be necessary, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The study shows that the condition, known as renal artery stenosis, only progresses to a dangerous blockage in a very small percentage of cases and does not always necessitate a surgical or even minimally-invasive...

2009-06-27 11:27:58

Up to 5 percent of Americans may have fibromuscular dysplasia, a disease that causes artery walls to expand into arteries, vascular surgeons say. An estimated 85 percent of known cases of fibromuscular dysplasia affect females under 50, though men and boys also can have the disease, Thom Rooke, a vascular medicine professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., told The Wall Street Journal in a story reported Saturday. Fibromuscular dysplasia is largely unknown to the public and even to a...


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