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cer·e·bro·vas·cu·lar ac·ci·dent (CVA),
cerebrovascular accidentStroke, cerebral hemorrhage Neurology Sudden death of brain cells due to ↓ O2 2º to vascular obstruction or ruptured cerebral artery Clinical Abrupt unilateral weakness, paralysis Diagnosis CT, MRI Prevention Control HTN, DM Prevention Carotid endarterectomy ↓ risk of future stroke; in asymptomatic Pts with stenosed carotids; CVA risk ↓ with aspirin and ticlopidine–Ticlid™, which have antiplatelet activity. See Stroke, Transient ishemic attack.
cer·e·bro·vas·cu·lar ac·ci·dent(CVA) (ser'ĕ-brō-vas'kyū-lăr ak'si-dĕnt)
cerebrovascular accidentMedical jargon or euphemism for any of the events causing STROKE, such as cerebral thrombosis, cerebral haemorrhage or EMBOLISM of a cerebral artery.
Patient discussion about cerebrovascular accident
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?
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!
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?
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
9) known or unknown vascular brain defects - aneurysm, etc.
10)family history of stroke