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I get angina symptoms but the doctors say that my heart is fine. Small vessel disease showed up in stress test, CTA, x-ray, echo and EKG. I have 10 lesions in my brain and theyre trying to rule out MS but would they miss SVD in MRI?

I get angina symptoms but the doctors say that my heart is fine. Small vessel disease showed up in stress test, CTA, x-ray, echo and EKG. I have 10 lesions in my brain and theyre trying to rule out MS but would they miss SVD in MRI?

No, if done correct: Both stress test with radiotracer (nuclear stress test) and cardiac MRI with contrast can have findings that correlate with small vessel disease. If a nuclear stress test is definitely positive, the CTA negative and the person has typical anginal symptoms; they more likely have small vessel disease than anything else. Chest pain on a treadmill remains the most reliable indicator for true angina. ...Read more

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What is small vessel disease?

What is small vessel disease?

Age related. : The term " small vessel disease" is usually used to describe chronic changes seen on cat scans or mris of the brain. They do not represent stroke, aneurysm, or other significant findings. It is more common to this in the studies of aged people. ...Read more

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What is small vessel cornoary artery disease?

What is small vessel cornoary artery disease?

Small vessel disease: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/small-vessel-disease/basics/definition/con-20032544

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What is chronic small vessel ischemic disease and can it be treated?

What is chronic small vessel ischemic disease and can it be treated?

Misnomer: Great question. Ther is no chronic sm vessel ishchemic disease. It is invented by radiologists. It does not have treatment. ...Read more

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My sister is 65 years old and recently diagnosed with small vessel disease. Is she at greater risk for stroke? Also are there any dietary restrictio

My sister is 65 years old and recently diagnosed with small vessel disease.  Is she at greater risk for stroke?  Also are there any dietary restrictio

Atherosclerosis.: This usually means that she has hardening of arteries or atherosclerosis. Yes, she is at greater risk o stroke. However, risk can be decreased with proper attention to control of risk- factors such as blood pressure, lipids, smoking, obesity, diabetes and carotid stenosis. Emphasize to her the need to identify and control these risk factors with the guidance of a good doctor. ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol (230 total) cause small vessel disease?

Can high cholesterol (230 total) cause small vessel disease?

small vessel disease: Risk factors for small vessel disease include: tobacco use, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, unhealthy diet inactive lifestyle, diabetes, being female, an estrogen deficiency (in women), polycystic ovarian syndrome increasing age, older than 45 in men and older than 55 in women. ...Read more

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Would cerebral small vessel disease be seen on MRI without contrast?

Would cerebral small vessel disease be seen on MRI without contrast?

Possibly: Small vessel disease can at times be seen with MRI, and sometimes there are additional focal changes in the deep white matter strongly suggestive of small vessel disease. Other time, contrast is needed. For example, a cluster of very small vessels and some developmental vascular lesions are only seen with contrast. The lack of findings on MRI does not exclude small vessel disease. ...Read more

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Can small vessel disease of the brain cause pain in the feet?

Can small vessel disease of the brain cause pain in the feet?

No.: Pain in the feet is much more likely to come from small vessel disease in the feet and involvement of distal nerves. ...Read more

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Had an MRI that showed chronic small vessel ischemic disease -- is this a precursor to dementia?

Had an MRI that showed chronic small vessel ischemic disease -- is this a precursor to dementia?

Precursor for nothin: That's a phrase used by radiologists reading MRI's & doesn't specify any particular process. Is seen as part of the normal aging process as well as part of expected findings in people who have been diagnosed and are being treated for diabetes, high cholesterol, smokers, and those with high blood pressure. Cannot predict dementia by any means. ...Read more