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Secondary and Resistant Hypertension

Physician within the Division of Nephrology who offers expert care in secondary and resistant hypertension

C. John Sperati, MD, MHS
Co-Director, Hypertension Clinic
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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  The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
  601 N. Caroline St.,  7th Floor
  Baltimore, Maryland 21287

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Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a non-inflammatory, non-atherosclerotic disorder of medium sized arteries of unclear cause.  Affected blood vessels demonstrate single or multiple areas of narrowing (stenosis).  It most commonly involves the arteries to the kidneys resulting in high blood pressure, aneurysms, and occasionally splitting (dissection) of the vessel wall.  The carotid and vertebral arteries to the brain are also frequently involved, which can lead to headache, pulsatile ringing in the ears, and stroke.  Other presentations include involvement of the intestinal arteries leading to abdominal pain and aneurysms, arteries to the arms or legs resulting in cramping or heaviness with use, and heart arteries leading to heart attack.  FMD is mostly seen in women, although men can have it as well.  Read more...     


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