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What is Cerebrovascular accident?

What is Cerebrovascular accident?

Cerebrovascular accident is a very serious condition in which the brain is not receiving enough oxygen to function ...more »

  • Cerebrovascular accident: Occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted and results in cell injury and death.
  • Cerebrovascular accident: A sudden, nonconvulsive loss of neurologic function due to an ischemic or hemorrhagic intracranial vascular event. In general, cerebrovascular accidents are classified by anatomic location in the brain, vascular distribution, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. nonhemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)
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Cerebrovascular accident: Introduction

Types of Cerebrovascular accident:

Broader types of Cerebrovascular accident:

How serious is Cerebrovascular accident?

Complications of Cerebrovascular accident: see complications of Cerebrovascular accident

What causes Cerebrovascular accident?

Causes of Cerebrovascular accident: see causes of Cerebrovascular accident
Risk factors for Cerebrovascular accident: see risk factors for Cerebrovascular accident

What are the symptoms of Cerebrovascular accident?

Symptoms of Cerebrovascular accident: see symptoms of Cerebrovascular accident

Complications of Cerebrovascular accident: see complications of Cerebrovascular accident

Cerebrovascular accident: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Cerebrovascular accident.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Cerebrovascular accident.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Cerebrovascular accident: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Cerebrovascular accident.
Treatments for Cerebrovascular accident: see treatments for Cerebrovascular accident
Research for Cerebrovascular accident: see research for Cerebrovascular accident

Name and Aliases of Cerebrovascular accident

Main name of condition: Cerebrovascular accident

Other names or spellings for Cerebrovascular accident:

Brain attack, CVA, Stroke Source - Diseases Database

Cerebrovascular accident: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Cerebrovascular accident:


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