Two Serious and Potentially Related Diagnoses Are Often Miss
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) should be on every primary care physician’s radar because it can lead to spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). More than 90 percent of FMD patients are women.

“FMD is terribly under-recognized and underdiagnosed,” says vascular medicine specialist Heather L. Gornik, MD, Medical Director of the Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory in Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. “The U.S. Fibromuscular Dysplasia Registry shows about a four-year lag between the time patients present with symptoms and diagnosis.”....