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Fibromuscular Dysplasia: Treatment

The Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America is a public health charity working towards better diagnosis and treatment of Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD).

Doctors at The University of Kansas Hospital use the most current techniques to guide treatment of FMD. Treatment depends on your symptoms and other health factors. 

  • Angioplasty
    A small catheter is inserted from the groin area into an artery with FMD. The catheter then is inflated to open the blocked artery. An angiogram provides an image of the procedure. In some cases, a stent may be used to keep the artery open. Learn more about angioplasty at The University of Kansas Health System.
  • Cardiac catheterization, also called a cath or angiogram
    A small tube or catheter is inserted into a blood vessel in the groin or arm to reach the heart. Through this tube, physicians can perform tests and treat problems. Learn more about cardiac catheterization at The University of Kansas Health System.
  • Counseling
    Your doctor may suggest counseling to deal with the emotional effects of living with FMD.
  • Medical management
    Your doctor may suggest medicines, diet changes and exercises that will decrease your risk for complications of FMD. The doctor also may prescribe medicines to manage high blood pressure and headaches, which can result from FMD.
  • Surgery
    Surgery is rarely needed to clear blocked arteries or repair an aneurysm.