Definition of CVA in English:


  • Cerebrovascular accident, a stroke.

    • ‘A 64-year-old lady came in with a right CVA, left sided weakness, increased blood pressure and a gastric ulcer.’
    • ‘The other patient, a 74-year-old man with a history of diabetes and CVA, took metoclopramide for gastrointestinal discomfort.’
    • ‘Babinski sign: if present, indicates disorder above the lumbar region such as cord tumor or CVA.’
    • ‘Three months ago, Mrs J, 79, had a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) that left her unable to move.’
    • ‘Common causes of CVA include thrombosis, embolism or hemorrhage due to an aneurysm.’