Definition of CVA in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsiːviːˈeɪ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


Cerebrovascular accident, a stroke.
Example sentences
  • Common causes of CVA include thrombosis, embolism or hemorrhage due to an aneurysm.
  • Three months ago, Mrs J, 79, had a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) that left her unable to move.
  • Babinski sign: if present, indicates disorder above the lumbar region such as cord tumor or CVA.
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