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I had an MRI done of my brain. I was told it showed that I have mild microvascular disease of the brain. What is that and should I be concerned?

I had an MRI done of my brain. I was told it showed that I have mild microvascular disease of the brain. What is that and should I be concerned?

A very common findin: This is a common finding on MRI of us senior folks. At this point, this is not a worrisome finding, of course, depending on why the MRI was performed in the first place.

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MRI brain results Impression- there is cerebral atrophy with subcortical WMC, consistent wit microangiopathic disease, demyelination, or giliosis?

MRI brain results Impression- there is cerebral atrophy with subcortical WMC, consistent wit microangiopathic disease, demyelination, or giliosis?

Covering the bases: That signal that is seen in patients who age is seen very frequently. Most of the time it is what has become known as microangiopathic disease or small vessel disease. Demyelination and gliosis come with a more notable history. Gliosis or scarring and demyelination also produces symptoms that MRI is useful for. Depends on why you had the MRI in the first place. The first entity more common than 2

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At different times over the past 2 years on both my brain and heart MRI there has been noted "chronic microvascular disease" changes. What is this?

At different times over the past 2 years on both my brain and heart MRI there has been noted "chronic microvascular disease" changes. What is this?

Tiny artery disease: Micro vascular disease is inside matrix changes with decrease blood flow in tiny arteries effecting brain, heart and kidneys. Also known arteriosclerosis and different from large blood vessel disease[atherosclerosis]with no plaques. Causes are blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, uric acid, arthritis, poly cystic ovary. Effects;mini stroke, angina, heart attack and kidney failure. Treat the disease.

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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.

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If a person has microangiopathic ischemic changes and involutional changes in his brain, could this cause frequent headaches?

If a person has microangiopathic ischemic changes and involutional changes in his brain, could this cause frequent headaches?

No: At your age it would be more surprising if you DIDN'T have such changes. This is extremely common, and doesn't cause headaches. Someone your age who has the new onset of frequent headaches should see their doctor. There are a couple of diagnoses that should be ruled out.

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I am 54, never smoked, no diabetes with dizziness and resting leg pain. MRI brain showed microangiopathic ischemic change and gliosis. What's this?

I am 54, never smoked, no diabetes with dizziness and resting leg pain. MRI brain showed microangiopathic ischemic change and gliosis. What's this?

Ischemic change: It means cerebral small vessel disease with scarring. High blood pressure and high cholest can contribute to lack of blood supply through small blood vessels leading to lack of sufficient oxygen. Please return to your physician for further workup and treatment or consult a physician on this site. You may be a candidate for aspirin therapy. Could there be a clot causing your leg pain?

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MRI shows microangiopathic changes of the white matter in both hemispheres. Taking Lamictal and have follow up next week. Should I be upset bc I am!

MRI shows microangiopathic changes of the white matter in both hemispheres. Taking Lamictal and have follow up next week. Should I be upset bc I am!

UNCLEAR QUESTION: Not understanding what you are asking so will comment on what you mentioned. At age 37, unless you possess a vasculitis or have uncontrolled hypertension or smoking, the "microangiopathic" interpretation is totally misleading. You don't say why you take Lamictal, so not sure why you might or might not be upset. Help us to help you. Tell us what you need us to help with.

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What are gliotic changes with regards to microangiopathic disease?

What are gliotic changes with regards to microangiopathic disease?

Scarring.: It is a generic way to say there has been some microscopic scarring, either from prior damage or inflammation.

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Can microangiopathic disease be dangerous and what can it cause?

Can microangiopathic disease be dangerous and what can it cause?

Vascular/hematologic: Depends on the source of the microangiopathy. If it is age/atherosclerosis there are progression risk reduction strategies such as blood pressure, lipid control. If you have a microangiopathic hemolysis, that requires a specialist and is an urgent matter that requires immediate evaluation and management.

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Is gliosis caused by microangiopathic disease?

Is gliosis caused by microangiopathic disease?

Some times: Gliosis is essentially a healing response and the changes can be seen on imaging. A variety of injuries, including chronic microangiopathic dz can induce gliosis.

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Can you tell me what is gliotic changes from microangiopathic disease?

Can you tell me what is gliotic changes from microangiopathic disease?

Brain: Gliotic changes are the formation of scar tissue which in this case would be due to small bleeds within the brain

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What's coronary microvascular disease diagnosed with?

What's coronary microvascular disease diagnosed with?

Clinically: This is a clinical diagnosis when stress tests and angiograms reveal no significant obstructions but individuals still have anginal symptoms...In particular diabetics.

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How is coronary microvascular disease diagnosed and treated?

How is coronary microvascular disease diagnosed and treated?

Microvascular diseas: It is difficult to explain it this limited space. Refer to the following website for simplistic explanation: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/heartattack/symptomsdiagnosisofheartattack/coronary-microvascular-disease-mvd_ucm_450320_article. Jsp.

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How do you know when you have coronary microvascular disease?

How do you know when you have coronary microvascular disease?

Cvd: Micro vascular disease is a clinical diagnosis base d on a spectrum of findings and symptoms. Unless we have biopsy proof it is hard to prove.

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Is there a connection between microvascular disease with copd?

Is there a connection between microvascular disease with copd?

COPD Vascular Diseas: Patient with advanced copd, if due to nicotine abuse, usually the case, will have micro vascular disease, all over. It is a systemic disease. Hence forth heart attack, stroke, legs pain, angina etc. Etc. COPD patient is high risk, for micro-angiopathy.

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Can you tell me anything about cmd (coronary microvascular disease?

Can you tell me anything about cmd (coronary microvascular disease?

Microvascular diseas: Read this: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/SymptomsDiagnosisofHeartAttack/Coronary-Microvascular-Disease-MVD_UCM_450320_Article. Jsp

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