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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: February 16, 2018 02:15 PM
From: Senator Judith L. Schwank
To: All Senate members
Subject: Fibromuscular Dysplasia

In the near future I will propose a resolution designating March 2018 as Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

FMD is a rare disease that primarily affects women between the ages of 20 and 60 years old. FMD causes abnormal cell growth in arterial walls, leading to blood pressure complications that include aneurysms and tearing of blood vessels. Because many of its symptoms are common to other causes, it usually is detected only after a serious incident has occurred, or in the coincidental course of other medical examinations. Because it is so rare, patients and their families typically bear the burden for educating others, including physicians, and raising funds for awareness and research.

I hope you will consider adding your recognition to the importance of raising awareness for this serious disease..

Introduced as SR295