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Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

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The way I define it is that cardiovascular disease refers to the present of plaque (arterial disease) in the arteries of the heart. Ischemic heart disease means that the disease in the arteries has now decreased the blood flow to the heart and is affecting how it functions. Ischemic heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease.
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How to know if cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease are the same thing?

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Ischemic heart disease is one type of cardiovascular disease. Cardiac dysfunction secondary to coronary occlusion and infarct or critical pre infarct coronary stenosis. Organic heart disease includes idiopathic cardiomyopathy,amyloid,viral dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to valvular dysfunction. Arteriosclerosis or cardiovascular disease affectsallarteries inthebody.Strokes/Heartattack/peripherov
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How to differentiate ischemic heart disease from gastroesophageal reflux disease?

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In general, ischemic heart symptoms are exacerbated by exertion while symptoms of GERD are not related to exertion. It can be difficult to differentiate the two based on symptoms alone. It is important to exclude angina when you are having persistent symptoms rather than assume it is GERD.
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Dr. David N. Dang answered:

I had a CT scan of my brain..The results read I had small Lucunar infarct left basal ganglia small vessel ischemic disease... What do I have? It started with a headache on my right temple for the last 6 months, Doctor sent me to physical theapy, but did

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A small lacunar infarct refers to a stroke from occlusion of a small blood vessel. Small vessel ischemic disease refers to a chronic process whereby the small blood vessels become smaller and smaller over time and cause tiny strokes in certain brain tissues. Typical risk factors are chronic hypertension, smoking and diabetes mellitus. These small strokes can be significant when they accumulate.
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I had an ischemic stroke when young. Brain aneurysm coiled in may. MRA 2 weeks ago shows small vessel disease. what is this? thanks.

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You have atherosclerosis, need control of HTN and Cholestrol.
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I recently had an MRI of the brain. the results where as follows Mild atrophy and mild periventricular white matter ischemic small vessel disease. wh?

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You are taking hydrocodone, tramadol & lyrica for nagging pain plus ambien for sleep and buspirone for anxiety. Combination is heavy stuff. Had migraine but not any more? Microvascular disease is the blockage of tiny vessels-arteriosclerosis. These can happen in heart & kidney as well. Check your lipid profile and possible use of statin. For headache & reevaluation of all your meds see neurologist
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What is chronic small vessel ischemic disease and can it be treated?

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Great question. Ther is no chronic sm vessel ishchemic disease. It is invented by radiologists. It does not have treatment.
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Dr. Joseph Accurso answered:

38y F. Brain MRI shows left maxillary polyp, partial empty sella, small chronic ischaemic lesions in subcorticle frontoparietal white matter. Cure?

Nothing to cure

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but try to prevent further damage. Maxillary sinus polyp is nothing to worry about unless sinus symptoms, then ENT consult. Partial empty sella cannot be fixed, and nothing to worry about unless abnormal pituitary function - may need to see an endocrinologist. Ischemic lesions may be within normal limits (allowed 1 per decade of life), but need to understand cause(s) and try to prevent more.
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Is ischemic microvascular brain disease related to stroke?

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Are you referring to radiology reading of an MRI of brain? In elderly, often thought that white matter lesions are associated with "microvascular angiopathy", sign of potential atherosclerosis. Maybe potential stroke risk, especially lacunar infarct, but NOT straightforwards. Your physician needs to assess stroke risk. Spots more likely from migraine or prior injury.
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Microvascular chronic ischemic in brain can affect memory?

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We term multiple small strokes, lacunar infarcts, and these can mount up and produce "etat lacunaire", or full blown vascular dementia. Here, the job involves prevention with an appropriate stroke anti platelet, or anti-coagulant approach.
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