CVA is the term for a degenerative, progressive, and often life-threatening condition of the brain.
In rare cases, CVA can be caused by traumatic brain injury.
The most common type of CVA has an average lifespan of 1 to 4 years.
CVA affects more than 1 million Americans.
CVCV, or Cerebral Venous Cholangiectasia, is a rare and deadly form of CVC.
According to the National Institutes of Health, CVC can cause a range of serious and potentially fatal complications.
In addition to the disease itself, CVD also results from brain injury, stroke, heart attack, and certain cancers.
To learn more about CVC, read our guide to chronic venous disease.