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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It is a: normal appearance for the vessels to have "flow voids" on routine MRI....the moving blood does not generate an MRI signal due to the physics involved. ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Short answer: to difficult question: blood pressure control can decrease chances of stroke.
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Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Normal: It means they saw the flow voids. These are areas where blood vessels are. Since the blood is moving, they have no signal on MRI (in that sequence). ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicolas Mouawad
15 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Vascular diseases encompass diseases of the vascular system. These include the arteries, veins and lymphatics of all the organs in the body. It is not ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
See comments: Are you referring to radiology reading of an MRI of brain? In elderly, often thought that white matter lesions are associated with "microvascular ang ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
MRI and MRA brain: Yes, an MRI can visualize blood vessels but not well; an MRA (MR angiogram) is the optimal MR test. It uses gadolinium which is not a radio-iodine and ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Alexander
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Tension Headache: Brain aneurysms almost never cause symptoms until they leak, or outright rupture. When this occurs, it commonly is "the worse headache" of a person's ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Sure can: We term multiple small strokes, lacunar infarcts, and these can mount up and produce "etat lacunaire", or full blown vascular dementia. Here, the job ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: This is one of the risks of the procedure. More experienced surgeons have lower complication rates. Ask your hospital about complication rates.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Depends on the vascular condition. Brain aneurysms are a known risk factor for brain hemorrhage. Vasculitis is another one.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Probably not,: you would need an MRI specifically tailored for that purpose, called an MRA(magnetic resonance angiography). There is a chance a standard MRI could p ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Cause of death: Brain swelling (edema) will eventually cause the brain to herniate through one of the layers of protective scaffolding. This usually leads to wild fl ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Post-traumatic: Repetitive head trauma results in tissue changes quite similar to alzheimers but the lesions are closer to the brain surface. This was first noted in ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Big debate: This topic was very hot recently because of dr. Zamboni from italy. It is currently being investigated. I have seen patients have tremendous results ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alberto Gonzalez
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Majority of heart attacks are from hardening of the vessels caused by plaque build-up which is related to htn, cholesterol, dm and family history.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Associated: A bruit is simply a sound. When there is linear and normal flow in the arteries it is difficult to hear the blood flow. Think a wide silent flowing st ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No: A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection. If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Rothchild
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Mult. Manifestations: Decrease in vision, altered color perception, double vision, visual field abnormalities, proptosis, pupilary response defects, just to name a few. Thi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not at all: There is no relationship of trauma causing ms in any case, ever. Whether certain injuries could worsen ms may be still controversial. The american ac ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
TIAs: Ossible, depending on location & extent of blockage. Consult a neurologist for more details.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Stroke: That is a cerebrovascular accident - also known as stroke. With a TIA the effects are not permanent - they resolve. With a stroke, at least some of ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Tearing: Arterial wall has several layers. A dissection is a tear- separation of the layers by blood under pressure usually. Several collagen vascular disor ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
If high enough: If the pressure in the brain rises too high, it can cause serious brain issues.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Yes, but: why is a 22-year-old worried about vertebral artery occlusion? Does it have anything to do with something you learned from Doctor Google?

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