Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) Program

Comprehensive Care for Beaded Blood Vessels

Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) occurs when blood vessels in your body contain fibrous cells which can lead to narrowing (stenosis) and beading of the arteries. The vessels can narrow or tear (dissection) or dilate (aneurysm), leading to problems such as stroke and high blood pressure.

We provide specialized treatment and management for patients with FMD. Our program is part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Vascular Medicine. Our patient registry helps us learn more about this rare condition and make advancements in treatment for FMD.

Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) Treatment

Comprehensive Treatment

Our program provides medication and surgical procedures to treat and manage fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD).


Experienced FMD Experts

We are experienced in treating and managing fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) in all patients, including the multitude of symptoms patient experience.


FMD Patient Registry

Our fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) patient registry allows us to make breakthroughs in clinical research and improve treatment for FMD.


Treatment for Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)

We provide the following treatments for Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD):

  • Angioplasty
  • ACE-inhibitors
  • Angiotensin receptor blockers
  • Anticoagulant medication (blood thinning medication)

  • Antiplatelet medication (prevents blood cells from sticking together)
  • Beta-blockers
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Diuretics (water pills)

Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) Overview

Learn more information about FMD and how this condition can be diagnosed, treated and managed.

Meet Our Experts

Patient Registry Information

The Johns Hopkins Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) Program has an ongoing research registry. Talk to your provider at your next appointment to learn more information about joining the registry.