CVA

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CVA

abbr.
cerebrovascular accident

CVA

abbreviation for
(Pathology) cerebrovascular accident

CVA

1. cerebrovascular accident. See stroke 1 (def. 5).
2. Columbia Valley Authority.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.CVA - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brainCVA - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
ischaemic stroke, ischemic stroke - the most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel)
haemorrhagic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke - stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain
cerebral hemorrhage - bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain
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The total number of cardiopulmonary resuscitation columns (defibrillator with permanent connection) will be 64, with 57 corresponding to sports centers operating during the 12 months of the year and 7 corresponding to sports centers that only operate during the opening period Of the summer pools (estimate of four and a half months between May, June, July, August and September), and must be integrated in an emergency network, whose maintenance is included, in order to be able to attend any cardiovascular accident Which may occur in said centers.
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She had cardiovascular accident resulting in hemiplegia three years before her demise from which she recovered completely without any sequelae.

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