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What Vaule Is Affected When You Have A Septic Infarct
57 y/o female lacunar infarct 2009. Would that make my memory (short term) be affected? Its really getting bad. Thank u.
Highly unlikely: Embolic strokes are considered to be the typical forms of stroke or hemorrhagic type as well that place a person at highest risk for post stroke dementia like consequences. Small vessel ischemic type, since 2009?, and a single event? Nah.....but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get a workup of some sort because there may be an explanation. ...Read more
When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more
Would a splenic infarct still be affecting a CBC after 7 months? Rbc hemoglobin hematocrit absolute immat. Granulocytes platelets all still elevated.
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A splenic infarct, by itself, shouldn't have all those affects. If your spleen is hyperactive you can have low counts, and if it is big and making extra cells (ie: extracellular hematopoesis) which is found in certain hematologic conditions, you may have elevated cells.
What is reaon for splenic infarct? ...Read more
I came out of a septic coma a month ago and still am experiencing headaches and certain back aches, my motorskills...But #1 my memory badly affected!?
Lack of blood flow.:
"Ischemia" means a relative lack of blood flow (i.e., less blood flow than expected or less flow than noted on a prior scan).
Peri-infarct means around the area of cell death (infarction).
Upload the report & images on HealthTap Prime to discuss in more detail. But the basic gist is that around the area of death, there is an area of less blood flow than there should be. ...Read more
It depends on the: Age, location, associated complications, speed of diagnosis and treatment, country of event and many other factors. In the US when treated within 90 minutes the prognosis is excellent. ...Read more
Infarcts: Infarcts are areas of heart muscle damage or scars. They can be deemed to be acute or old depending on associated EKG patterns. Q waves are often patterns of myocardial infarction. The above abnormalities are felt to be on the bottom and front of the left ventricle and possibly on the septum which is a wall between the left and right ventricles. This is a significant amount of heart muscle damage. ...Read more
Contour abnormality consider anterolateral infarct consistent with inferior infarct probably old what does that mean?
Need moreinformation: Was this a nuclear stress test? infarct means a prior heart attack you mention two different walls of the heart. Tests can have artifacts and can sometimes have false positives - will need more information such as history, indication for the test, risk factors for heart disease etc ...Read more
Old stroke: Chronic implies longer than 3-6 months. Brain infarct is a stroke, due to blood vessel obstruction. Risk factors might include hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and the presence of an old stroke predicts future stroke risk. So, likely best to start an anti-platelet drug. Discuss this with your doc. ...Read more
Spinal infarct: Spinal cord infarct is the same as a stroke- sudden decreased blood flow within part of the CNS (central nervous system). Compared to the brain, the spinal cord receives much less blood flow, but like the brain, it can suffer from a stroke. A spinal cord infarct is less common than a (cerebral) stroke. It also tends to affect the legs, as motor supply to the legs must pass through the spinal c. ...Read more
Splenic infarct: It's possible but until a hematologist does the work up and gives you the clean bill of health that it was just a coincidence, I would not just right it off. Last time I looked, this is not a terribly common thing to happen unless there is trauma and the spleen is an incredibly important organ. ...Read more
Subacute infarct: What that means is that at some time in the recent past, there was an interruption of the blood supply to that part of the kidney. ...Read more
ECG: That reading means you should be in touch with your doctor asap to discuss what's going on and what to do you ...Read more
If a lesion is a past infarct does it initially get smaller then remain a scar or can it resolve completely?
What are the most common underlying conditions that would cause a splenic infarct? And how long do they take to show up?
Control risk factors: Lacunar infarcts are a type of ischemic stroke that is often due to risk factors for stroke including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes as well as lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, exercise, and a healthy diet. The ataxia refers to a specific type of lacunar infarct and the associated symptoms of incoordination. It is best to seek full evaluation by a stroke neurologist. ...Read more
Many small strokes: Multiple small "lacunar infarcts" can add up and create a picture very similar to alzheimers, and result in significant cognitive problems. Need to treat the dementia with meds, but also prevent further strokes with meds. Complex, so need fairly thorough evaluation and treatments. ...Read more
Thorough Evaluation: Tests determine whether other medical problems could be causing dementia, such as anemia, brain tumor, chronic infection, drug and medication intoxication, severe depression, thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency. Neuropsychological testing is helpful to find out what parts of thinking have been affected, and to guide other tests. Tests also can include a head ct scan and MRI of the brain. ...Read more
Yes: The sudden deceleration trauma may cause microscopic changes within the brain, possibly including a tiny amount of vascular damage which results in loss of blood flow to a small area, resulting in the loss of viability of that specific focus of tissue (infarct). However, this also may have happened independent of the mva. ...Read more
Many things: Your question probably relates to a finding which is usually seen on a MRI report. In general, there are individuals with silent infarcts in the white matter that are due usually to hypertension. The radiographic finding that is reported is seen as small, punctuate white dots, that can be small vessel disease, infection, vasculitis, or a variant of normal. ...Read more