What is the treatment for cerebral vascular accident?

Acute care. Immediate admission to hospital. If no contraindications, I.V. Blood clot dissolving with tpa (alteplase). If not successful, intra-arterial thrombolysis (through a catheter), only available at very few specialized centers. Then, intensive care followed by rehab. Also, need a full stroke workup looking for irregular heart beat, a hole in the heart (pfo), blockages in the neck or brain vessels, aneurysms etc.
MRA can. Identify ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke (cva) and determine the use of clot extraction or thrombolytic therapy....Time is crucial.

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What are the tests for cerebral vascular accident?

MRA can. Identify ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke (cva) and determine the use of clot extraction or thrombolytic therapy....Time is crucial. Read more...
CT and MRI. If you think you are having a cva (commonly called a stroke), call 911 immediately. The faster you can receive treatement, the less brain will be affected. A ct scan of your head will be done to determine if you have a hemorrhage after you arrive in the er. This is often followed up with an MRI with diffusion sequences in the following day or two. Read more...

Help please! Could cerebral vascular accident be preexistent?

I don't understand. If you are asking can you have had a cva and not know it--yes, possibly. Then it would be something you've had before. Are you asking if it is a preexisting condition? Anything that you've had before now is preexistent. I'm sorry i'm not understanding the question. Read more...

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...

Could an acute cerebral vascular accident occur from a carotid endarterectmy?

Yes. This is one of the risks of the procedure. More experienced surgeons have lower complication rates. Ask your hospital about complication rates. Read more...

What sort of disorder is a cerebral vascular accident?

Brain vessel block. A cerebral vascular accident (cva) occurs when a clot lodges in a brain vessel and blocks it off, or when a vessels leaks and obstructs brain circulation and may result from an obstructing tumor. The part of the brain with vessel blocked off will lose its function leaving the patient with some dysfunction like one sided paralysis, or unable to speak, or many other problems. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: cerebral vascular accident?

A stroke. Stroke is cause by a vascular event that results in death of brain tissue. It can result from a blood vessel rupture causing hemorrhage, an embolus that blocks a brain artery or plaque rupture that causes a blood clot. Read more...
Stroke. Cva typically refers to a stroke. A stroke is the condition whereby the blood flow to the brain is interrupted. There are many possible reasons for the interruption. Due to lack of oxygen, the brain tissue can be injured and patient will experience loss of function, or loss of consciousness. This is a serious condition that can lead to permanent brain injury, or death. Urgent evaluation is needed. Read more...

Do people with cerebral vascular accident have a lot of pain?

Not typically. Usually, pain is not a symptom of a stroke.Weakness on one side of the body is more common.Difficulty speaking is also a common effect. At times, however, one can have pain in an extremity, or one side of the face, if an area called the thalamus is involved. Also , due lack of movement, joints can become stiff and cause arthritic pain. Read more...
Not usually. Strokes are not usually painful. However one unusual cause of stroke is dissection of the carotid artery which is often painful. Read more...

What is the difference between a cerebral vascular accident & a tia?

Cva. Tia is transient (brief) ischemic (low oxygen) attack (episode) , mini stroke , symptom last less than 24 hours, without damage. Cva (stroke) symptom last more than 24 hours. You may recover completely, have significant damage, or die. Avoiding hypertension or treating it is important in order to prevent a first event or subsequent events (cva or tia). Read more...

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. Read more...
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. Read more...