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What does my MRI scan report indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: My wife had a brainstem stroke in April 2014 and has improved a little. The latest MRI scan reports three new ischemic foci and vascular disease progressing. She is being refrerred to a stroke doctor. In laymans terms what if any treatment can be given and the outlook for her.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Medical treatment would help.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your wife's medical details and the fact that her stroke is progressing.

As of now, she should be started on anti-platelet agents- either clopidogrel or aspirin tablets, to prevent stroke progression. A statin such as rosuvastatin tablets should also be used.

She should be investigated for the possible risk factors for stroke, such as high cholesterol, sugars, blood pressure, and homocysteine. Heart disease should also be excluded. Any risk factor, if identified, should also be controlled.

With the above treatment, her stroke can be treated and progression prevented.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (14 hours later)
Hi. Can you please explain what " 3 new ischemic foci seen" Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Means new areas of reduced blood flow.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Three news areas of ischemic foci mean three new areas of brain, where the blood supply has got reduced.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Brief Answer: Medical treatment would help. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your wife's medical details and the fact that her stroke is progressing. As of now, she should be started on anti-platelet agents- either clopidogrel or aspirin tablets, to prevent stroke progression. A statin such as rosuvastatin tablets should also be used. She should be investigated for the possible risk factors for stroke, such as high cholesterol, sugars, blood pressure, and homocysteine. Heart disease should also be excluded. Any risk factor, if identified, should also be controlled. With the above treatment, her stroke can be treated and progression prevented. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in