Vascular Accident

Vascular Accident, also called a stroke, cardio vascular accident, or cerebral vascular accident, is the death of brain cells in a single location in the brain, caused by lack of blood flow. When these brain cells die, that part of the brain and the body parts it controls can lose some or all of its functions, temporarily or permanently. The severity of the damage depends on the severity of the stoke and the rehabilitation afterwards. For a stroke in the motor area of the brain, a person with a severe stroke could have trouble with tasks as large as walking and as small as writing clearly.

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