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From an MRI or brain report it says major vascular flow voids are present. What does that mean?

From an MRI or brain report it says major vascular flow voids are present. What does that mean?

It is a: Normal appearance for the vessels to have "flow voids" on routine MRI....the moving blood does not generate an MRI signal due to the physics involved. So what you are reporting is a description of a completely normal finding. No need to worry. ...Read more

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Brain MRI 62 year old female "expected major vascular flow voids are identified", what does this mean; does this affect brain function?

Brain MRI 62 year old female "expected major vascular flow voids are identified", what does this mean; does this affect brain function?

Normal...jargon: Medical reports often have phrases such as "expected flow voids" that indicate to the physicians caring for patients that an expected finding is present. What "flow voids" implies is that the visible arteries are patent. This is a normal finding. ...Read more

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Vascular diseases invlove only the heart and brain?

Vascular diseases invlove only the heart and brain?

No: Vascular diseases encompass diseases of the vascular system. These include the arteries, veins and lymphatics of all the organs in the body. It is not limited to only the heart and brain. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause brain damage?

Can vascular conditions cause brain damage?

Yes: Depends on the vascular condition. Brain aneurysms are a known risk factor for brain hemorrhage. Vasculitis is another one. ...Read more

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Does vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

Does vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

No: It also involves the peripheral circulation and renal arteries. The hallmark of peripheral arterial disease is claudication, leg pain which is predictably present when a person walks a certain distance and is usually felt in the calf/calves, typically feeling like fatigue. The hallmark of significant renal artery disease is uncontrollable hypertension. ...Read more

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Does vascular disease usually only involve the heart and the brain?

Does vascular disease usually only involve the heart and the brain?

No: Vascular disease can involve any artery anywhere in the body. Frequently the coronary arteries as well as the blood vessels supplying the brain are involved.. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is true that vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

Please explain if it is true that vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

False: Vascular disease can affect anywhere that blood vessels are located. Extremities, chest, abdomen, back, etc. ...Read more

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I have ehlers danlos hypermobility or classical. Vascular is ruled out. What are the chances of vascular complications like brain aneurism or others?

I have ehlers danlos hypermobility or classical. Vascular is ruled out. What are the chances of vascular complications like brain aneurism or others?

The obvious secret: With EDS you cannot always prevent brain aneurysms, but there some things you can do to reduce your risk. No smoking, no drinking, healthy diet, regular exercise, manage your stress and get screened more often. Take a good care. ...Read more

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What is small vessel desease brain and what are the odds of getting Vascular Dementia?

What is small vessel desease brain and what are the odds of getting Vascular Dementia?

Depends on severity: Small vessel disease is the term used to describe a category of blood vessel damage. Hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes tend to damage small blood vessels first but the main culprit is systolic hypertension. The risk for vascular dementia is directly related to how bad the extent of damage is in your brain which loosely correlates with white matter damage in MRI ...Read more

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Can a vascular AVM in the brain cause brain cancer or any type of cancer or stroke down the line?

Can a vascular AVM in the brain cause brain cancer or any type of cancer or stroke down the line?

Cancer-no, Stroke-?: AVM's (artero-venous malformations) do not cause cancer. Whether or not they may cause a stroke, depends! The location, size, luck, and other risk factors all must be figured in. Lots of people have AVM's in their brains and elsewhere and never know they have them because they never cause problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are other ways to detect vascular or neural abnormalities in the head other than a CT scan or brain mr?

Those are good: Mri really is best at evaluating for neural or vascular abnormalities. With contrast, they can do an mra (mr angiogram). One alternative would be a traditional angiogram where a catheter is inserted into a major vessel that goes to the brain and dye can be injected (much more invasive than an mra). That can see vascular abnomalies, but not neural isseus. ...Read more

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Why does my epipen (epinephrine) cause halucinations isn't it suposed to affect my cardio vascular system not my brain? My GP doesn't know

Why does my epipen (epinephrine) cause halucinations isn't it suposed to affect my cardio vascular system not my brain? My GP doesn't know

Epinephrine: Can definitely affect your brain, either directly or indirectly. The most common reaction some people have is a feeling of anxiety or apprehension, although this is usually mild. It is certainly possible to have a stronger reaction, including various sensory illusions including hallucinations. If your GP doesn't know this, I would recommend consulting with a different physician. ...Read more

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Does mom have brain damage or vascular dementia a year after a stroke?

Does mom have brain damage or vascular dementia a year after a stroke?

Perhaps both.: A single stroke causes discrete brain damage and can effect memory. However, there may be other circulatory problems in the brain that are not as dramatic as a stroke but which can contribute to memory loss. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy cause brain cancer? I have may have a vascular epilepsy. I tend to lose a lot of memory, lose hair, and get weak at times.

Can epilepsy cause brain cancer? I have may have a vascular epilepsy. I tend to lose a lot of memory, lose hair, and get weak at times.

Seizures are the...: Seizures are the result of abnormalities in the brain structure, imbalances in brain chemistry or electrical signals, etc... Seizures are not the cause of the brain problems, but rather the person's brain problems may be causing her seizures. That means seizures and brain cancer can both be present and each may be due to a different cause, but one's seizures do not cause cancer. ...Read more

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Told total subclavian blockage, & one artery of 4 leading to brain has reversed, and is trying to route this blood to make sure arm has blood flow. Vascular surgeon says do nothing??

Told total subclavian blockage, & one artery of 4 leading to brain has reversed, and is trying to route this blood to make sure arm has blood flow. Vascular surgeon says do nothing??

Would prob agree: Subclavian blockages generally don't lead to a lot of pain. The pain you may experience from blockage would be arm fatigue or muscle discomfort in arm when using it. The reversed blood flow is your body compensating for the blockage. If severe could lead to feeling light headed.
Best to treat with antiplatelet (aspirin) possible staton and reduce risk factors. ...Read more

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First was thot to be bells palsy, had MRI, brain & sonogram, carotid artery, vascular, but swelling more chin & down neck very painful, numbness also?

First was thot to be bells palsy, had MRI, brain & sonogram, carotid artery, vascular, but swelling more chin & down neck very painful, numbness also?

Question unclear: If you are in the process of undergoing a detailed evaluation your doctors have far more data than you can provide here. Herpes of the geniculate ganglion, Lyme disease, sarcoidosis and other entities must be considered, but HealthTap is not the place for individual diagnoses to be made. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Dad had a stroke jan, in hospital they done vascular scan neck lack of blood going to brain so had op he now dizzy alltime an got lump ribs by breast?

Dad had a stroke jan, in hospital they done vascular scan neck lack of blood going to brain so had op he now dizzy alltime an got lump ribs by breast?

Complicated: Carotid surgery doesn't generally cause dizziness but his underlying cerebrovascular disease might. Strokes involving the cerebellum (which is not supplied by the carotids) cause intense dizziness. I simply cannot think of anyway that carotid surgery or stroke would cause a lump on the chest which seems to be a separate issue. ...Read more

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Does anyone know where I can get online information about cerebral vascular accidents?

Does anyone know where I can get online information about cerebral vascular accidents?

American Stroke Assn: One of the best, reputable sites is the american stroke association (part of the american heart association). It has clinical information and advice for patients. Http://www. Strokeassociation. Org/strokeorg/. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cerebral vascular accident?

What are the tests for cerebral vascular accident?

CT and MRI: If you think you are having a cva (commonly called a stroke), call 911 immediately. The faster you can receive treatement, the less brain will be affected. A ct scan of your head will be done to determine if you have a hemorrhage after you arrive in the er. This is often followed up with an MRI with diffusion sequences in the following day or two. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cerebral vascular accident?

What is the definition or description of: cerebral vascular accident?

A stroke: Stroke is cause by a vascular event that results in death of brain tissue. It can result from a blood vessel rupture causing hemorrhage, an embolus that blocks a brain artery or plaque rupture that causes a blood clot. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cerebral palsy aside from spasticity?

What are symptoms of cerebral palsy aside from spasticity?

Varies: The primary systems involved in CP are the muscles and nervous involved in movement and maintaining posture. Abnormally high or low muscle tone and impairments in the control of these muscle are the hallmark of cp. Other systems can have associated problems, like seizures, visual defects and more. This is a broad diagnosis that varies from very mild to quite disabling, so its features also vary. ...Read more

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Do people with cerebral vascular accident have a lot of pain?

Do people with cerebral vascular accident have a lot of pain?

Not usually: Strokes are not usually painful. However one unusual cause of stroke is dissection of the carotid artery which is often painful. ...Read more

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Help please! Could cerebral vascular accident be preexistent?

I don't understand: If you are asking can you have had a cva and not know it--yes, possibly. Then it would be something you've had before. Are you asking if it is a preexisting condition? Anything that you've had before now is preexistent. I'm sorry I'm not understanding the question. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if cerebral palsy and spasticity can be treated?

Does anyone know if cerebral palsy and spasticity can be treated?

Lessened not fixed: The injury producing CP is like having your spinal cord cut, only higher up and preserving some working nerves. The nerves that are destroyed are never repaired or regrown.Physical therapy and occupational therapy can often help minimize impairment if started young. Botox injections & surgery can sometimes help reduce problems with specific muscle groups. However, there is no "fix" for CP. ...Read more