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My mother, 84, mri scan> subacute infarcts, bilateral frontal lobes, small vessel ischematic changes inthe basal ganglia, periventricular white matter?

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Dr. Veena Govila
62 years experience
Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she has heart disease or carotid artery disease or risk factors like high BP or diabetes or high lipids they should be controlled and she should follow up with her dr who can give her further recommendations.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Would strongly recommend pharmacological interventions, such as anti platelet drugs plus a statin. See a neurologist.
Apr 25, 2014
Last updated Aug 9, 2020


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