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Pulsatile Tinnitus

Hurst, Tricia

doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000522193.35085.65
Departments: Letters

Lexington, KY

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I have been reading your magazine ever since my sister had a brain tumor and my dad died of progressive supranuclear palsy and Parkinson's disease.

I have fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), a condition that causes narrowing and enlargement of the medium-sized arteries in the body, which can constrict blood flow to the brain and other organs. In an article about tinnitus (“Sound Advice,” December 2016/ January 2017,, the writer referred briefly to pulsatile tinnitus indicating a possible vascular dysfunction. Many of us with FMD have pulsatile tinnitus. In fact, that is how my doctor discovered my FMD.

I hope you will write an article on FMD. Through your magazine, the awareness could be further advanced.

—Tricia Hurst

Lexington, KY

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