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impression states: small lacunar infarct in the right cerebellar hemisphere. is that considered a stroke? should i be doing anything about it

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Stroke. : That finding would be considered a stroke, yes. You should be on medications, and you should have your blood pressure and blood sugar checked/monitored. You may want to consider seeing a Neurologist as well. And more testing may be required, such as 2d echocardiogram and carotid Doppler.

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