What is included in patient education about fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD)?

Updated: Jul 27, 2018
  • Author: James A Wilson, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Patients with FMD who have experienced strokes should receive proper education in this regard. Further education regarding FMD should help patients recognize further symptoms that may indicate disease progression or complications.

  • Education regarding other risk factors for stroke should be provided where applicable. Topics should include abstinence from smoking, the benefits of a healthy diet, and good glycemic control.

  • Patients should be informed about the risk of dissection and cautioned to avoid neck trauma and rigorous neck manipulations.

  • For patient education resources, see the Brain and Nervous System, as well as Aneurysm, Brain and Stroke.


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