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subacute ischemia
what is subacute ischemia?
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Hmmm, I can only guess at what one physician would mean by that term.

Subacute - less than full-blown.  Mild. Temporary  (all of these are possible meanings)

Ischemia - lack of blood flow or decreased blood flow.

To me it indicates that there has been an area of tissue that had it's supply of blood decreased and was injured.  But by indicating subacute, the damage may have been reversible or only caused temporary symptoms.

Does this help?  Quix
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My father aged 75 suddenly went unconscious 2 years back, had fall with head injury. He was admitted to hospital - MRI says narrowing of blood vessels to brain. Ever since fall has loss of balance, loss of coordination, difficulty in sitting,standing,walking,dullness. Thrice he felt near fainting with sweating. His blood sugar fluctuates. Also his BP has difference between sitting and standing, whenever he changes position feels giddiness. New MRI report today says - "early subacute   ischemic foci in the left MCA  and right MCA - PCA watershed territories". Kindly explain us.
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My  mother  suffered  a  similar  problem.  She  is  72  and  a  few  months  back  she  was  in  a  restaurant  and  she  suddenly  became  unconscious  and  fell  with  a  head  injury.  She  would  not  go  to  a  hospital.  Fortunately,  a  qualified  nurse  was  on  the  spot  to  treat  her.  We  took  her  home  afterwards  and  after  a  few  days  of  rest  we  took  her  to  see  a  doctor  who  said  there  was  no  problem.  However,  later  on  she  complained  of  difficulties  in  sitting,  standing,  walking  and  she  felt  a  constant  heaviness  in  her  head.  Her  BP  and  blood  sugar  are  a  little  high.  Since  her  fall  she  sometimes  complains  of  giddiness  and  her  head  spinning.  We  took  her  for  an   MRI  and  the  MRI  report  mentions  small  subacute  ischemic  changes  in  bilateral  frontal  periventricular  white  matter.  Please  could  suggest  how  this  can  be  cured.
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