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What does chronic microangiopathic ischemic change mean, i

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what does chronic microangiopathic ischemic change mean
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: i have a copy of MRI report from mom 77 yrs old
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: she has high bp
JA: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?
Customer: she just had one and yes
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

MRI scans are very sensitive and can see small broken blood vessels in the brain

as we all get older, we are more at risks for small broken blood vessels in the brain.

these can look like small bright spots on T2 weighted MRI images.

these are micro (small) angiopathic (from blood vessel issues) ischemic (poor blood flow) changes

they are not from strokes

but from small broken blood vessels in the brain

we can sometimes even see small broken blood vessels in our skin as we get older

let me know if you have questions.