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What is cerebral vascular accident (cva)? how do you know you are having one?

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Dr. Grant Linnell answered

Specializes in Radiology

It is a stroke: There are two types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are from a lack of blood flow. Hemorrhagic strokes are from bleeding into the brain. To recognize a stroke, look for asymmetry in the face, difficulty with speaking and weakness on one side of the body.

Answered 2/8/2014

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Dr. Clemens Schirmer answered

Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Neurosurgery

Stroke: A stroke, sometimes referred to as a cerebrovascular accident (cva), is the rapid loss of brain function due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain, either by blocking blood flow to the brain tissue and causing infarction or by bleeding into or around the brain tissue.

Answered 12/22/2014

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