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Cardio Vascular Accident

Were you looking for information about a cerebrovascular accident or Stroke? Cardio vascular accident is a common misspelling and variation of cerebrovascular accident.
A stroke (known medically as a cerebrovascular accident or CVA) is a sudden episode that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding brain cells. Risk factors for stroke include such things as having high blood pressure, smoking, and having a family history of stroke.
When a person has a stroke, symptoms typically occur suddenly and can include confusion, dizziness, severe headache, and numbness or weakness in the limbs or face. Among the tests that a healthcare provider may use to diagnose the event include CT scans, echocardiograms, and magnetic resonance angiograms (MRAs). Treatment options include medications, surgery, and rehabilitation.
(To read the full eMedTV article, click Stroke. This article takes a closer look at this topic, including detailed information on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of strokes. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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