Clinicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Vascular Center are sponsors of the Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America 3rd annual conference, educating the public about a relatively unknown, but important, vascular condition called fibromuscular dysplasia.
Fibromuscular dysplasia can form in the arteries that lead to the kidneys.
Fibromuscular dysplasia occurs when there is abnormal cellular growth within the walls of the arteries, the main passageway for carrying blood. This abnormal growth causes the arteries to narrow (stenosis), and is most likely to form in arteries that lead to the kidneys (renal arteries) or to the brain (carotid arteries). If the arteries narrow, patients might experience debilitating symptoms, abnormal kidney function, dizziness and pain. If left undiagnosed, fibromuscular dysplasia can result in high blood pressure, kidney failure or even stroke.
Unfortunately, many patients are left undiagnosed and without treatment because they miss the first signs of fibromuscular dysplasia. Other patients are unaware of the range of treatments available that can improve quality of life. We strive to educate patients about these topics through events such as the Fibromuscular Dysplasia 3rd Annual Conference, and empower them to find treatment for this serious condition.
Third Annual Conference
Participants will learn about leading-edge treatments and meet clinicians from across the nation specializing in treating fibromuscular dysplasia.
Date: 05/21/2010 – 05/23/2010
Location: Doubletree Hotel Downtown, Cleveland, Ohio
When you support the Vascular Center, you are making a significant contribution to advancing care at the hospital.
Our approach to patient care brings together a team of vascular specialists who create a personalized treatment plan for each patient.