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What are cerebral aneurysms?

What are cerebral aneurysms?

Grapes on a vine: Cerebral aneurysms are out pouch rings of the blood vessels along their normal course. Blood vessels should generally resemble drinking straws which gradually taper as they reach their end. In aneurysms, the arteries bulge out, sometimes very prominently (looking much like grapes on a vine) and posing a substantial risk of rupture because of the stress this places on the vessel. ...Read more

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What are pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (avm's)?

What are pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (avm's)?

Nidus of vessels: Abnormal communication between a pulmonary artery and vein with no normal capillary bed in between them. ...Read more

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Can cerebral aneurysms be genetic?

Can cerebral aneurysms be genetic?

Yes: There are some conditions that lead to these - see your neurosurgeon if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What is cerebral artery occlusion?

What is cerebral artery occlusion?

Clot: It is when something blocks blood flow through one of the cerebral arteries or their branches; often, this is a clot, and can result in a stroke. ...Read more

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What is lacunar infarct in brain artery?

Infarct of the brain: Lacunar infarct is a small stroke - death of a small number of brain cells that is caused by closing of a small artery that is supplying them with oxygen. ...Read more

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What is transient cerebral ischemia?

What is transient cerebral ischemia?

You mean a TIA: Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is often called a "mini-stroke, " and is considered a harbinger for a full-blown stroke. It can occur as a result of a narrowing in the carotid arteries. Unlike a stroke, TIA symptoms last anywhere from 15 minutes to 24 hours. Typically can present with blindness to one eye, paralysis, or slurred speech. You should see a vascular surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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What is brain aneurysm?

What is brain aneurysm?

Abnorml blood vessel: A brain aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning out of a blood vessel in the brain. The concern is that the aneurysm is weaker than normal blood vessels, and that it is of risk of bursting, something which could cause a stroke or even death. ...Read more

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Cerebral stroke, tia, mini stroke--which are preventable?

Cerebral stroke, tia, mini stroke--which are preventable?

All preventable: All of the above are preventable by routine measures such as good blood pressure control, proper diet, exercise and blood sugar control. ...Read more

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What causes cerebral infarction?

What causes cerebral infarction?

Cerebral infarct: Cerebral infarction, or stroke, occurs due to suddenly decreased blood supply to part of the brain. This is common when a piece of arterial debris or a blood clot lodges in a small artery. The risk factors for stroke are smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, high blood sugar, and arterial disease. ...Read more

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Are ruptured brain anuerysms pretty similar to strokes?

Are ruptured brain anuerysms pretty similar to strokes?

Yes: Aneurysm rupture causes bleeding in the brain which is a subtype of hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. There is another type of stroke which is called ischemic. It happens when blood supply to the brain gets cut off. ...Read more

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Angioplasty for cerebrovascular ischaemia good?

Angioplasty for cerebrovascular ischaemia good?

Yes: If you have failed medical management and are high risk for surgery, then carotid angioplasty and stenting with distal protection should be considered. Find an experienced operator and the risk of stroke during the procedure can be as low as 1%, which rivals surgery results. I have been doing carotid stents since 1999 and this procedure has helped many of my patients. ...Read more

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Vascular aortic anyerisum

Vascular aortic anyerisum

Aortic aneurysm: means pathological increase in diameter of aorta which is the largest artery in chest and abdomen ...Read more

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Is cerebral ischemia reversible?

Is cerebral ischemia reversible?

Yes : Transient ischemic attack is cerebral ischemia that results in transient neurologic dysfunction without acute infarction. Symptoms last for minutes to 24 hr and is transient and therefore reversible. ...Read more

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What is cerebral microvascular disease?

What is cerebral microvascular disease?

Small brain vessels: The carotids and vertebrals and branches with names are macro.The small intra cerebral vessels are micro. If atherosclerosis deposits in small vessels that is micro vessel disease. ...Read more

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Is aortic aneurysm inherited?

Is aortic aneurysm inherited?

Depends: An aortic aneurysm can be the result of inherited conditions like marfan's syndrome. Conversley, aortic aneurysms may appear 'de novo' in those without a family history and only clinical risk factors such as atherosclerosis and hypertension. Since the relationship between genetics and environment is complex, if there is a family history one should always be extra vigilant and monitor. ...Read more

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Periventricular isch chnges, infarcts both cerebral hemispheres incl rt parietal? Vascular event.Blood & vessels ok.Next check pfo, but could it be ms

Periventricular isch chnges, infarcts both cerebral hemispheres incl rt parietal? Vascular event.Blood & vessels ok.Next check pfo, but could it be  ms

Possible, but...: Fine to check for pfo, but real question involves potentials for stroke. You could have cadasil, which is a genetic disorder. A spinal tap could assist in diagnosis perhaps. Vasculitis, arteritis, even sjogren's might be considered. Description not necessarily ms, but part of considerations. ...Read more