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Brain MRI scan showed microvessel ischemic changes. Had liver transplant. What is happening?

My dad had an MRI scan on the brain and found out that he has microvessles ischemic changes, he also had a liver transplant and on the list for another transplant for his kidney and liver again, due to kidney disease and chirrosis in the liver, is what s happening related to his previous issues? And is there a treatment?
Asked On : Wed, 8 Aug 2012
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Dear madam/ sir, thanks for your question. Ischaemic changes in the brain is quite common after a certain age in most hypertensives (people with high blood pressure). Without a detailed history of your dad's medical problems its not possible to attach significance or dismiss this MRI finding. The fact that he now has kidney faille puts him at high risk of cardiovascular problems like stroke, heart attach etc and he should be on an antiplatelet agent (e.g: Aspirin or clopidogrel) unless there is any contraindication. Other wise he does not need any other treatment for the microvascular disease seen on MRI.Hope this helps. BW
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