Medical Dictionary: Cerebrovascular accident

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Cerebrovascular accident: Another name for Stroke.
Cerebrovascular accident (condition): Serious brain event from bleeding or blood clots.

Cerebrovascular accident: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the part of the brain is suddenly interrupted (ischemic) or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding the brain cells (hemorrhagic). 1

More information on medical condition: Stroke:

1. excerpt from NINDS Stroke Information Page: NINDS

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