Neurologist didn't reassure me! Said probably ischemic stroke on left cordate that I was getting older! I was 46 then. Can MRI say definite ischemic! ?

Pretty much. Sometimes it is not possible to reassure. Facts must be presented to the patient so they can have an understanding of what is going on with them. Age is one factor that may contribute to your stroke. Others include genetics, smoking and oral contraceptive use history. Mri is the gold standard for stroke evaluation. If it indicated stroke is ischemic then it almost certainly is.