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In an article in the american heart and stroke association enlarged perivascular spaces on MRI are a feature of cerebral small vessel disease. True?
Not necessarily: Generally, when one speaks about enlarged perivascular spaces, that is just what it is. A larger space around the vessels as they travel in the arachnoid space in the brain. These are often called virchow robin spaces and are normal variant. Sometimes, small vessel disease can lead to microinfarcts that lead to atrophy.This loss of volume can lead to the appearance of larger perivascular spaces. ...Read more
Compensation: After a brain ischemic event your system will try to compensate and increase flow to the ischemic area. Our healthy body will always try to keep homeostasis or a state of equilibrium. The heart will always try to help all his buddies, the other organs. Hr and co will probably go up. ...Read more
Different symptoms: May have more typical chest pressure, radiation of symptoms into neck, shoulder, arm. Or may just have shortness of breath, or unexplained upper abdominal pain. Stroke symptoms would be one sided weakness, sensation change, or speech changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stroke causes: Causes of stroke are numerous. It could be combination of risk factors (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol), clots coming from the heart other arteries, genetic factors or unknown cause. Clots are best treated with blood thinners. Regardless of type of stroke, control of risk factors is very important (blood pressure control, normalization of cholesterol, healthy diet). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is bp 120/80 actually healthy? I've read that even at this number there is an increase in heart attacks, strokes, diseases.
How much would 40 minutes a day exercise increase the overall stroke volume of the heart in 3 months in a male 22?
Stroke volume: 3 months of aerobic exercise as described might make no change in stroke volume, if it did it would be subtle. It takes a long time to begin to see benefits from exercise and usually at least 6 weeks to see anything. Stroke volume would likely take 6mo to a year to measure something real. ...Read more
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