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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Ischemia (Definition)

Ischemia is a symptom in which a person does not have enough blood supply to a part of the body, making that part of the body "ischemic". For example, in a heart attack, a coronary artery is blocked so blood cannot get to the heart muscle beyond the blockage point. The heart muscle lacking ...Read more


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I had a brain MRI yday to look for ischaemia due to symptoms . TIA is suspected. If this doesnt cause permanant changes how do they know i had a TIA?

I had a brain MRI yday to look for ischaemia due to symptoms . TIA is suspected. If this doesnt cause permanant changes how do they know i had a TIA?

TIA is uncommon: in younger people. however there are some TIAs that may not cause any changes on MRI. only your signs and symptoms will help with dx. your doctor may ask you to take aspirin to help prevent another one. ...Read more

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Can microvascular ischemia (brain) be treated?

Can microvascular ischemia (brain) be treated?

Prevention: Fixed strokes have no trearment. However, prevention with treatment of underlying treatable conditions is key. Also, many people have microvascular ischemia, but many don't have prominent symptoms from this. ...Read more

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Is a brain attack from ischemia or bleed?

Is a brain attack from ischemia or bleed?

Brain attack?: By brain attack, i'm assuming you mean a stroke? It can be due to ischemia or bleed from thrombosis, aneurysm, av malformation or embolism. ...Read more

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Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Post-traumatic: Repetitive head trauma results in tissue changes quite similar to alzheimers but the lesions are closer to the brain surface. This was first noted in "punch drunk syndrome" in boxing. There is likely some affect on blood flow (ischemia), as one could conceive of a local type of bruising, but this not fully clarified. Regardless the nfl and nhl are both paying a lot of attention these days. ...Read more

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What is brain small vessel ischemia treatment ?

What is brain small vessel ischemia treatment ?

Treat risk factors: Make sure that other risk factors for vascular disease and stroke are well controlled. Treat diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol to goal. Consider aspirin. Quit smoking and illicit drugs. ...Read more

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Had a brain MRI and it states the findings are associated with mild traumatic brain injury (i was i an accident in dec 2011) states also the white matter found which is bilateral is no evidence for acute ischemia or cerebral parenchymal bleed. This was g

Had a brain MRI and it states the findings are associated with mild traumatic brain injury (i was i an accident in dec 2011) states also the white matter found which is bilateral is no evidence for acute ischemia or cerebral parenchymal bleed.  This was g

The : The good news is that there was no bleeding found in your brain or areas that are damaged due to lack of oxygen. Mild traumatic brain injury is a fancy way to say concussion. A concussion is defined as the result of the forceful motion of the head or impact causing a brief change in mental status or loss of consciousness for less than 30 minutes. Common symptoms include: fatigue headaches visual disturbances memory loss poor attention/concentration sleep disturbances dizziness irritability emotional disturbances depression seizures an important thing to note, is that these symptoms may not be present or noticed at the time of injury. It could take days or even weeks before any symptoms appear, and usually go unnoticed. There is nothing to worry about, you will be just fine. Take care. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more