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treatment of lacunar infarct

A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
51 years experience Cardiology
Small stroke.: Small clots in ur brain. Nothing much u can do. May use ASA and Clopidogrel as per ur MD. Also have Carotid doppler.
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Stroke.: The infarct is a stroke. Her age, hypertension and diabetes are risk actors for that stroke. But I would have to say that at age 80 her risk is prima ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
All chronic: Infarct means death of tissue secondary to obstructed blood flow. Lacunar is a tiny area. Once event has occurred, the nerve cells do not grow back ... Read More
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Dr. Jessica Allan
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Not acute: Lacunar infarcts are small
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Razmara
12 years experience Neurology
Control risk factors: Lacunar infarcts are a type of ischemic stroke that is often due to risk factors for stroke including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
It's old. : Old strokes have dark appearance on ct scan.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
24 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Small cell death: A lacunar infarct is a small area of brain cells that have died. This may be asymptomatic or not depending on where it is and the size of it.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Klein
50 years experience Radiology
Old stroke in thalam: A lacunar infarct is a small stoke, probably old in the thalamic area of the brain. Most people don't realize that you can have an asymptomatic or min ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
34 years experience Geriatrics
Location of stroke: A lacunar infarct is a small stroke, usually deep in the brain matter. Periventricular means near the ventricles also deep in the brain. A stroke in t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Lacunar Infarct?: I don't really don't understand your question. A lacunar infarct is a type of stroke that is usually due to uncontrolled, long standing hypertension.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
34 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The sudden deceleration trauma may cause microscopic changes within the brain, possibly including a tiny amount of vascular damage which results in lo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Hole in the brain: A lacunar infarct is a small dot where normal tissue may have been damaged leaving a small hole. This can show as a dark dot on mri. The cause shoul ... Read More
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