Other Names for a Stroke
- Brain attack
- Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
- Hemorrhagic stroke (includes intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage)
- Ischemic stroke (includes thrombotic stroke and embolic stroke)
A transient ischemic attack sometimes is called a TIA or mini-stroke. A TIA has the same symptoms as a stroke, and it increases your risk of having a stroke.
Source: National Institutes of Health