Angiopathy is a disease of the blood vessels (capillaries, veins and arteries). Angiopathy is of two types, one is microangiopathy, in which the walls of small blood vessels become thick and weak resulting in bleeding, protein leakage and impeded blood flow. The other type is macroangiopathy, where there is accumulation of fat and blood clots which stick to the walls of large blood vessels, resulting in blockage in the flow of blood. Symptoms include weakness, paralysis of limbs, loss of sensation or balance, sudden, severe headaches and spells of temporary neurological symptoms.
HOW IS ANGIOPATHY DIAGNOSED?
If your cardiologist suspects that Angiopathy is related to the heart, he may prescribe diagnostic tests like CT scan or MRI scan.
HOW IS ANGIOPATHY TREATED?
The recovery and survival of the bleeding depends on factors like the location from where it occurred, the age and health of the patient. In some cases patients die due to bleeding strokes. Other treatments that are used in some case during weeks or months after bleeding stroke are anti seizure and antidepressant medicines. There is no medicine or treatment available to lower the risk of recurrent bleeding.
DID YOU KNOW?
The complications in this condition include dementia and bleeding.