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