A member asked:

I was treated for a pulmonary avm that had been undetected for years. screened for brain avm & mri found chronic small vessel territory infarcts in left cerebellar hemisphere/chronic microvascular ischemic white matter changes. what is it? treatment?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

In my experience the usual cause of these findings, which are often not symptomatic, is longstanding hypertension of varying degree. A neurologist could evaluate and advise you further about these findings and their causes. I would strive for a blood pressure of no higher than 130/80 going forward.

Answered May 1, 2021



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