NY Daily News - "Daily Check Up: Fibromuscular Dysplasia: Early – And Correct – Diagnosis Can Prevent Aneurysms and Stroke"
The director of vascular medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Jeffrey Olin specializes in treating blood vessel diseases that lie outside of the heart. He sees about 100 patients a year with fibromuscular dysplasia. Chances are you've never heard of fibromuscular dysplasia, a disease previously considered rare that doctors now suspect could affect up to five percent of the population. "We call fibromuscular dysplasia, or FMD, the most common disease you've never heard of," says Dr. Olin, "FMD is a disease in which abnormal cell clusters grow in the walls of the blood vessels, causing the vessels to look like a string of beads — with an area of narrowing just after an area of enlargement." Learn more