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Fibromuscular Dysplasia

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Question: fibromuscular dysplasia? i know that people who have carotid FMD have a higher risk of develping an intracranial aneurysm, but what are the odds of developing one if a patient refuses an angioplasty?

Answer: Patients with impaired carotid arteries may have nonspecific complaints including dizziness, temporary blurring or loss of vision, tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears), vertigo (feeling as if the room was spinning around you), neck pain, and or chronic headaches. However, a person with severe FMD may have neurological symptoms involving the facial muscles (drooping of the face, for example), stroke, or transient ischemic attack. People with carotid FMD have a higher risk for intracranial aneurysms (abnormal dilations of the arteries in the brain). An intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) may occur if an aneurysm ruptures Most individuals should take an antiplatelet agent daily (i.e., aspirin). Aspirin therapy (81mg a day or 100mg every other day) is now recommended for stroke prevention in women under 65 as long as the benefits outweigh the risks. All patients who use tobacco should be encouraged to quit. Exact odds are not given but, it is evident that without treatment the odds go up. If you are concerned contact your or your family members Cardiologist & discuss the odds pertaining to your/their case. Angioplasty is the only treatment listed, so if advised by the doctor....hopefully, the patient would change their mind. Good luck!…

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