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Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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CVA

abbr.
cerebrovascular accident
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CVA

Cerebrovascular accident, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

CVA

Abbreviation for cerebral vascular attack; cerebrovascular accident.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

CVA

Abbrev. for CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

CVA

Abbreviation for cerebrovascular accident.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about CVA

Q. Stroke My granny got stroke. Now she is in the hospital, but she doesn't identify me or my mother. When I asked her what are the season now - she answers that it's winter now. I don't know how to help her. What I have to prepare for?

A. I was sorry to hear about your grandmother. You should remeber that after the initial phase, there may be changes in her functioning, especially with rehabilitation program. It's a vast subject, so you can read about it here (http://www.stroke.org.uk/information/after_a_stroke/), and also talk to other people in the stroke community here (http://www.imedix.com/Stroke)

Q. Migraine stroke Hi, I'm 58 years-old male and I have migraines with aura since age 14. Two weeks ago, I felt weakness in the left side of my body, and at the hospital the doctors told me I had a stroke. I underwent several tests, but they still don't know the cause for the stroke (my lab tests are normal; I don't have diabetes or hypertension). My neurologist said that although it's very rare, he thinks that my stroke was caused by my migraine. I tried to find information about it, but couldn't find much – do you know where I can get some more info? Thanks!

A. I supposedly had two strokes that caused one sided weakness and temporary aphasia. The most recent time it happened, I went to a different hospital's ER where their neurologist and stroke specialist told me I have "complex migraines." Apparently this type of migraine can mimic a stroke with all the symptoms. If you look up "complex migraine" at webmd.com or other similar sites, it will give you more informaton. My opinion, for what it's worth, is that I'd rather have a migraine than another stroke since migraines can be treated with preventive meds and/or meds that help the symptoms once it gets started.

Q. What Are the Risk Factors for Developing Stroke? My father had a stroke recently, at the age of 73. What are the risk factors for developing this?

A. Primary risk factors include:

1) smoking
2) excessive alcohol intake
3) uncontrolled high blood pressure
4) high cholesterol
5) overweight/unhealthy diet
6) illegal drugs/abuse of Rx drugs
7) known or unknown heart problems
8) diabetes
9) known or unknown vascular brain defects - aneurysm, etc.
10)family history of stroke

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Cardiovascular accidents remained as the main cause of death around the world, while chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, known as COPD, moved into second place, up from third in 1990.
More than a half of the positive results or increased levels of 4 of 7 minimum required cardiac markers (cardiac troponin I, creatine kinase MB, myoglobin, C-reactive protein, soluble intracellular adhesion molecular protein-1, interleukin-1 beta, fatty acid binding protein) indicate the risk of development of cardiovascular accidents and the need for emergent medical care.
Cardiovascular disease, encompassing conditions such as myocardial infarction (MI) and cardiovascular accidents (CVAs), is the most common cause of death in the western world.

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