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What is mild chronic ischemic changes in bilateral periventricular white matter?

What is mild chronic ischemic changes in bilateral periventricular white matter?

Described often: Presume on mri, white matter lesions as noted, which are usually nonspecific, but can be associated with hypertension, diabetes, or high blood fats causing "hardening of the arteries" (aka, microvascular angiopathy). This pattern might be consistent with ms in some cases, so needs correlation for relevance. Not a description of stroke, but an indication for prevention of future stroke. ...Read more

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What is mild chronic ischemic changes in bilateral frontal periventricular white matter?

What is mild chronic ischemic changes in bilateral frontal periventricular white matter?

Nonspecific WM: Nonspecific periventricular white matter changes- These are normally small spots without clinical relevance. They are more common for people with high blood pressure, diabetes, head injuries or in people who smoke. They do not have a defined clinical meaning. ...Read more

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MRA revealed mild ischemic white matter changes. I'm 28. What does that mean??

MRA revealed mild ischemic white matter changes. I'm 28. What does that mean??

Why did you get it?: If the radiologist knew your age and still read the report in that way I think that is a little bit unusual. But, it kind of depends on the reason you had the MRI done in the first place. Typically, that type of a read would be more common for someone who had long-standing hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoker for many years and so forth. Do you have a copy of the report or the films ...Read more

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Had 3 month long migraine so neurologist sent me for MRA. It revealed severe sinusitis plus mild ischemic white matter changes. I'm 28. What is that?

Had 3 month long migraine so neurologist sent me for MRA. It revealed severe sinusitis plus mild ischemic white matter changes. I'm 28. What is that?

Migraine treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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My MRI shows "MILD WHITE MATTER MICROVASCULAR ISCHEMIC CHANGES". Could this be a reason for my memory issues and word-finding issues?

My MRI shows "MILD WHITE MATTER MICROVASCULAR ISCHEMIC CHANGES". Could this be a reason for my memory issues and word-finding issues?

Vascular dementia.: The second most common form of dementia (after Alzheimer's) is vascular dementia, also known as multi-infarct dementia. An accumulation of tiny infarcts, much like those imaged on your MRI, leads to symptoms of dementia. We tend to see this form of dementia in people with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol. So this could be related to your symptoms. Ask your doctor if u can take aspirin. ...Read more

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Mild genaralized atrophy and chronic white matter ischemic changes in my mom report is it serious matter please tell me?

Mild genaralized atrophy and chronic white matter ischemic changes in my mom report is it serious matter please tell me?

Maybe: Mild general atrophy can be seen on ct scans of people with or without symptoms. Chronic white matter ischemic changes can also be seen in symptomatic or asymptomatic people. Be sure your mom gets checked for obstructive sleep apnea, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. These can cause ischemic changes. ...Read more

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MRI result: "Mild presumed chronic small vessel ischemic changes in the supratentorial white matter." Should I be concerned?

MRI result: "Mild presumed chronic small vessel ischemic changes in the supratentorial white matter." Should I be concerned?

Atherosclerosis: No. This is normal aging of the brain. However going forward, make sure that there is good blood pressure control, maintain normal cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and avoid smoking. These steps will slow the progression of atherosclerosis in the brain. ...Read more

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Age 66; right hearing loss; MRI; dx: mild chronic deep white matter ischemic changes in the periventricular and subcortical white matter. Please expla?

Age 66; right hearing loss; MRI; dx: mild chronic deep white matter ischemic changes in the periventricular and subcortical white matter. Please expla?

Becoming a senior: These changes in signal in the white matter are believed to be due to small vessels losing their flow. This is a finding in older or senior citizens. It remains to be seen if they amount to anything as we age ...Read more

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What is micro angiopathic ischemic changes?

What is micro angiopathic ischemic changes?

MRI lingo: This is a description of white spots seen, using t2 software, within the white matter of brain in a nonspecific fashion. Although these could be non-diagnostic, they may well be associated with some atherosclerotic changes associated with aging. Smaller blood vessels are noted here, and unless you have had cerebrovascular events, it is unlikely that these represent strokes. ...Read more

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Chronis ischemic changes is that a stroke?

Chronis ischemic changes is that a stroke?

Ischemia is loss: Of blood flow, could be cardiac or vascular- see pcp with any symptoms! ...Read more

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What are changes in microvascular ischemic?

What are changes in microvascular ischemic?

Ischemia: Ischemia is a technical term for "lack of oxygen". Microvascular means the smallest of blood vessels. Think of the plumbing in your house. The microvasculature would be your shower head.
When there is a malfunction of the microvasculature either because of spasm or buildup because of cholesterol, smoking, diabetes etc. The organ with the bloodvessels (ex. Heart) will malfunction. ...Read more

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What does lateral wall ischemic changes mean?

What does lateral wall ischemic changes mean?

Not enough blood: The test is suggesting that not enough blood is getting to the lateral wall of the heart. The most common cause would be a blockage in a heart artery. This is usually confirmed with a coronary angiogram or heart catheterization. The stress tests are correct about 80% of the time. Something to discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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How much serious is the micro angiopathic ischemic changes. What is its effect on a female? Patient age is 37 years.

How much serious is the micro angiopathic ischemic changes. What is its effect on a female? Patient age is 37 years.

This wording would: Most typically be found on a brain imaging (such as MRI) report and describe small areas in the brain where tiny blood vessels have ruptured or clotted off causing tiny areas of stroke. Microvascular ischemic changes are usually associated with chronic problems, especially high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Suggests risk for future stroke and need to aggressively reverse risks. ...Read more

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What does chronic age related ischaemic changes to the cerebrum mean?

What does chronic age related ischaemic changes to the cerebrum mean?

Ischemica cerebrum: You have had damage to your brain blood vessels most likely caused by high blood pressure. But many other causes. ...Read more

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Ischemic gliotic changes mri, what does it mean?

White matter change: These are exceedingly common changes found as we age, usually related to advancing atherosclerotic disease affecting the small vessels in the brain. The treatment is to address any high blood pressure or atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Cerebral ischaemic changes in relation to headaches?

Cerebral ischaemic changes in relation to headaches?

Migraine related: Chronic migraine patients frequently demonstrate MRI abnormalities consistent with chronic ischaemic change. We frequently will add either Plavix (clopidogrel) or Aspirin plus a calcium channel blocker, if their BP will tolerate it, to address this small vessel abnormality. This is off label treatment, and no studies have confirmed effectiveness. We monitor Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) effectiveness thru assay. ...Read more

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What is meant by diffuse chronic ischaemic changes to the brain?

What is meant by diffuse chronic ischaemic changes to the brain?

Small artery Disease: Diffuse chronic ischemic changes in the brain are often reported on MRI scans of those over 50. Diffuse: scattered through the brain. Chronic: it's been there awhile. Ischemic: not enough blood. Neuroscientists believe this is small arteries not supplying enough blood in tiny areas of brain. Some tiny brain areas stop working w/o adequate blood supply; this is seen as white dots/spots on MRI ...Read more

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27yrs old and an elite athlete who suffered a mild ischemic stroke 24hrs ago. Any key decisions my docs are likely to be facing?

27yrs old and an elite athlete who suffered a mild ischemic stroke 24hrs ago. Any key decisions my docs are likely to be facing?

What's mild CVA @ 27: Stroke at age 27, athlete or not, is unusual. All strokes should be thoroughly worked up, preferably by neurologists. Since there are so many variables, such as location, causation, associated health issues, that your question cannot be answered with the limited information you are able to present. ...Read more

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27yrs old and an elite athlete who suffered a mild ischemic stroke 24hrs ago. Any key decisions my docs are likely to be facing?

27yrs old and an elite athlete who suffered a mild ischemic stroke 24hrs ago. Any key decisions my docs are likely to be facing?

Stroke: A young person getting a stroke is unusual. You really need to look for preventable or correctable causes. Cocaine abuse, sickle cell disease, hereditary aneurysms, moyamoya disease etc. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of chronic ischemic changes in bilateral frontparietal sub cortical white matter. What is the medicne for this?

What is the meaning of chronic ischemic changes in bilateral frontparietal sub cortical white matter. What is the medicne for this?

Aspirin...: Blood supply to the mentioned areas are compromised. HTN, DM, Vasculitis, Atherosclerosis, Embolism, can be responsible. Starting with aspirin and doing WU is better. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause ischemic changes on ecg?

Can anxiety cause ischemic changes on ecg?

Anxiety: Anxiety is unlikely to cause ischemic changes on ECG unless the anxiety is causing hypertension and tachycardia. ...Read more

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Dad, 66, is affected with "chronic ischemic changes in periventri white matter" and "disprop prominence of ventri system c/p to cortical sulci" cure?

Dad, 66, is affected with "chronic ischemic changes in periventri white matter" and "disprop prominence of ventri system c/p to cortical sulci" cure?

Chronic ischemia: What you are seeing on the mr are common aging changes seen on mr. As for a "cure" being available, not at the moment and likely years before any solution. ...Read more

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If an MRI shows infarcts as well as periventricular ischemic changes does this mean a person has had an actual stroke rather than just a tia?

Yes: Tias do not show up on mris because the decreased blood flow (ischemia) is not severe enough and doesn't last long enough to cause a stroke (infarct). ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 42 yr old female to have chronic microvascular ischemic changes of the brain & what could be the cause? History chronic muscle pn

Is it normal for a 42 yr old female to have chronic microvascular ischemic changes of the brain & what could be the cause? History chronic muscle pn

Brain: My opinion on chronic microvascular changes...Most important is how bad. Sometimes there are a few small speckles seen in people with migraines that are definitely not worrisome. Otherwise risk factors for this are: smoking, high bp/cholesterol, diabetes, drug use, and genetics...Among other rare causes. My biggest recs would be to work on any changeable things like some of these. ...Read more