Definition of CVA in English:

CVA

Line breaks: CVA
Pronunciation: /ˌsiːviːˈeɪ
 
/

abbreviation

Medicine
  • Cerebrovascular accident, a stroke.
    More example sentences
    • A 64-year-old lady came in with a right CVA, left sided weakness, increased blood pressure and a gastric ulcer.
    • The other patient, a 74-year-old man with a history of diabetes and CVA, took metoclopramide for gastrointestinal discomfort.
    • Babinski sign: if present, indicates disorder above the lumbar region such as cord tumor or CVA.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space