Answering your vascular and FMD questions…

Patients submitted a range of questions for our Ask the Experts panel related to imaging, fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), aneurysms, and dissections. Watch the video here:

SCAD Alliance thanks our wonderful experts who hosted the panel:

Dr. Esther Kim, is a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist with an interest in uncommon arterial disorders including spontaneous coronary artery dissection and fibromuscular dysplasia. She is the director of the Arteriopathy Clinic at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute and strives to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to patients with complex arterial diseases. Dr. Kim is the SCAD Alliance scientific advisory board chair, national Principal Investigator (PI) of the iSCAD Registry, and iSCAD Steering Committee Chair.

Dr. Daniella Kadian-Dodov, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the sections of Vascular Medicine and the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory in the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Kadian-Dodov is Principal Investigator of the Mount Sinai iSCAD Registry site.

Dr. Brian Ghoshhajra, a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist, with advanced training in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CT) and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Dr. Ghoshhajra specializes in the use of advanced cross-sectional imaging techniques (including Ultrasonography, CT, and MRI) to non-invasively diagnose diseases of the blood vessels and heart. His clinical interests include advanced non-invasive imaging for coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular and venous disease, and congenital heart disease.

Many thanks to Rebecca Freeman, two-time survivor and SCAD Alliance board member, for moderating the Ask the Experts panel.