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

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.
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.

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Is rehab institute known as cerebral vascular accident (cva)?

Confused. A cerebral vascular accident is another term for stroke or brain attack. After that occurs, the patient often needs rehabilitation so they would go to a rehabilitation center (or institute) where they would get intensive, specialized physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Read more...
Do not understand. I do not understand the question. A cva is the same as a stroke and strokes are often treated at rehabilitation hospitals. Read more...