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A 60-year-old male asked:

What is chronic microvascular ischemic disease?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 55 years experience
Parse the words: Chronic = long-standing. Microvascular = small blood vessel. Ischemic = insufficient blood flow. Technically such a condition can affect any organ in the body but this condition gets most attention due to neurologic involvement. Certain genetic & environmental factors contribute to this condition--that is, there is more than one cause.
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