A cerebral vascular accident (CVA) occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted, either because a blood vessel has been occluded or the blood vessel has ruptured. This typically results in hemiplegia or paralysis of the muscles on the side of the body contralateral to the lesion site within the brain.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Richards, Tera and Colon, Jason, "Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and Post-‐Stroke Glenohumeral Subluxation" (2015). Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Evidenced-Based Research Reviews. 4.