Fibromuscular Dysplasia in Children and Adolescents
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While no prospective studies have evaluated the surgical treatment of renovascular FMD in children and young adults, it is reassuring to know that in selected patients less than 25 years of age, blood pressure is well-controlled and the majority of patients do not require anti-hypertensive medication post vascular repair. 26
The causes, natural history, management and long-term outcomes of FMD in children requires further research and evaluation.
The authors can be contacted at:
Kevin Meyers, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Second Floor Main Building
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Cnr
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: (215) 590-4155
Fax: (215) 590-3705
Email: [email protected]
Note: This article underwent double-blind peer review by members of the Cath Lab Digest Editorial Board.
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