A 56-year-old female asked:
What makes a lacunar infarct chronic?
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Neurology 54 years experience
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 locally, but compensatory pathways arise. Key lesson, therapies can prevent stroke events. Talk to your doctor.
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