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Had MRI of brain due to persistent headaches caused by head trauma. Impression mentioned mild periventricular gliosis. What does it mean?

Had MRI of brain due to persistent headaches caused by head trauma. Impression mentioned mild periventricular gliosis. What does it mean?

Brain cell injury: It means you may need more tests

'gliosis: a process leading to scars in the central nervous system that involves the production of a dense fibrous network of neuroglia (supporting cells) in areas of damage. Gliosis is a prominent feature of many diseases of the central nervous system, including multiple sclerosis and stroke. After a stroke, neurons die and disappear with replacement gliosis.'. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Gliosis (Definition)

Gliosis can be seen with MS or CVA's. It ii associated with scarring & production of dense neuroglia involving ...Read more


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If I have Right periventricular white matter likely Gliosis can I have symptoms of hand weakness and foot on the same side if it's MS?

If I have Right periventricular white matter likely Gliosis can I have symptoms of hand weakness and foot on the same side if it's MS?

No: Doesn't matter whether it's MS or anything else: stroke, tumor, anything: ANY lesion in the right hemisphere causes signs & symptoms on the left. Exceptions are a few left-handers & a VERY tiny proportion of right-handers. Southpaws have either left hemisphere dominance just like righties, or they have so-called mixed dominance. True right hemisphere dominance is exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically and Mild peri ventricular gliosis. What does it mean.

MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically and Mild peri ventricular gliosis. What does it mean.

Can b normal: For your age. If one is in otherwise good health these findings may not be clinically signficant. Your doctor may elect to monitor these with another MRI with contrast. ...Read more

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MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically. Mild peri ventricular gliosis. Age related mild diffuse atrophy.

MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically. Mild peri ventricular gliosis. Age related mild diffuse atrophy.

Probably not...: ...significant. A few small lesions can be seen in many patients without an underlying problem. If there is any concern, then a repeat MR in 4-6 months can be performed. Without any interval change, then you should not worry. However, atrophy at your age is more worrisome and not common, and your Doctor should examine you closely for any underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is ischemic gliosis?

What is ischemic gliosis?

Ischemic gliosis: The scar tissue that forms in the brain and spinal cord after damage from lack of oxygen or blood flow to a specific area (stroke) or diffusely (heart attack with no blood to the brain). ...Read more

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What causes ventricular irrabitlity?

What causes ventricular irrabitlity?

Ventricular irritab: Assuming you are referring to pvc's or premature ventricular contractions - besides myocardial ischemia the most common cause I see is caffeine ingestion - followed by stimulant ingestion ie pseudofed. Cocaine and other illicit drugs as well as add drugs can cause irritability as well. Elimination of these will generally solve the problem if not its time to see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What would cause ventricular irrability?

What would cause ventricular irrability?

Cellular level: Irritability refers to enhanced ability of the heart cells to generate an electrical impulse (known as action potential). This happens when a substance referred to as cyclic amp increases in the heart cell causing increased entry of calcium into the cell. With increased calcium, the heart cell both fire impulses rapidly as well as contract vigorously. I will go over some of the causes next. ...Read more

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What is a third ventricular cysternostomy?

What is a third ventricular cysternostomy?

Triggers: Allergic symptoms are triggered by things like pollen, dust mites, and pet dander; vasomotor rhinitis is more likely to be triggered by cold or by eating, with no allergen. ...Read more

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How do you assess left ventricular function?

How do you assess left ventricular function?

Echocardiogram: This is most commonly done with an echocardiogram, an ultrasound of the heart. It is also assessed when dye is injected into the heart at the time of a cardiac catheterization or by the injection of radioactive substances into the heart, which is commonly done as part of a stress test. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ventricular foramen ovale problems?

What are the symptoms of ventricular foramen ovale problems?

Foramen Ovale: A foramen ovale (pfo) is a small hole between the two upper chambers of the heart. It exists as part of the "fetal circulation, " when babies are inside, lungs are full of amniotic fluid. The pfo allows oxygenated blood returning from the placenta to cross into the left atrium.

Pfos usually close, however if they do not there is a very small risk for a stroke or tia.
Most people have no symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have accelerated ventricular av conduction?

Abnormal heart rhyth: It means that the heart is not beating in sinus rhythm. The normal conduction is not present. The person is likely being seen by a cardiologist who will decide how best to treat. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of a Well preserved left ventricular function. Many thanks..

What is the meaning of a Well preserved left ventricular function. Many thanks..

Ejection fraction: The left ventricle exists to pump blood throughout the body. During each heartbeat, the ventricle pumps a certain fraction of the blood it receives. A well preserved function means that the ventricle is maintaining its ability to pump blood efficiently throughout the cardiovascular system. During heart failure, the ventricle typically loses this ability. ...Read more

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From where I will get detailed information of e.C.G. Changes in left ventricular failure?

From where I will get detailed information of e.C.G. Changes in left ventricular failure?

No where: Lv failure (i assume you mean reduced pumping power) does not result in any specific ECG findings. In fact, the ECG can look completely normal! On the other hand, in many patients, a whole range of abnormalities can be seen, including evidence of prior heart attacks (myocardial infarctions), conduction system disease, thickening of the heart muscle (hypertrophy), etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I was told by a nurse that my test results showed I have ventricular tacicardyah, how worried should I be?

I was told by a nurse that my test results showed I have ventricular tacicardyah, how worried should I be?

Get the facts: All fair-minded people respect nurses, and in fact they do much more than we doctors do to keep sick people alive and comfortable day-to-day. If you have real ventricular tachycardia, it'll take your breath away at best, and your physician (not the nurse) will have told you about it already and initiated appropriate treatment. Any doubts, get a second physician's opinion. ...Read more

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What is the normal size of the rv in a adult? Right ventricular its 2.7 to what? And at how big is it dangerous?

What is the normal size of the rv in a adult? Right ventricular its 2.7 to what? And at how big is it dangerous?

Depends: It depends on where you are measuring the RV from. As based on the low normal your report, this is likely a mid RV diameter measure. At this point in the heart, normal is from 2.7- 3.3cm. In regards to dangerousness, this is a complicated answer. It depends on why it's enlarged but also how the function (pumping ability) is too. ...Read more

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What is the difference between right ventricular mild enlargement and cardiomyopathy? Or is it basically the same, thing?

What is the difference between right ventricular mild enlargement and cardiomyopathy? Or is it basically the same, thing?

Cardiomyopathy: Right ventricular enlargement is a size measure, cardiomyopathy is an abnormality of the heart muscle. They are not the same thing though cardiomyopathies can cause chamber enlargement. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is the magnitude of the isovolumetric relaxation altered by the increase of the ventricular lusitropy?

Can you tell me how is the magnitude of the isovolumetric relaxation altered by the increase of the ventricular lusitropy?

Increased: Isovolumetric relaxation is one of the most miraculous properties of the heart that needs to "actively relax" by untwisting in order to accommodate incoming blood in diastole, the relaxation phase of the cardiac cycle that produces the lower blood pressure number. Lusitropy is a term describing capacity for diastolic relaxation and isovolumetric relaxation increases with increases in lusitropy. ...Read more

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I on metosartan 50 mg for 2 years for overleft ventricular entropy. Creatinine level is 1.2 against 0.9 a year ago. Is this a cause for concern?

I on metosartan 50 mg for 2 years for overleft ventricular entropy. Creatinine level is 1.2 against 0.9 a year ago. Is this a cause for concern?

NO: Not a cause for serious concern. The Metosartan can cause this elevation of your creatinine, and it is still in normal limits. You should repeat the test in about three months and see if there is a trend.
DO NOT PANIC... ...Read more