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VA

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for HOLY SEE (VATICAN CITY STATE).

VA

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the Vatican City State. This is the code used in international transactions to and from Vatican bank accounts.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for Vatican City. This is used as an international standard for shipping to the Vatican.

VA

See Veterans Administration. (It is now called the Department of Veterans Affairs.)

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Two cases of aberrant right subclavian artery and right vertebral artery that originated from the right common carotid artery.
The introduction of anticoagulation had no impact on hematoma growth in either vertebral artery.
Endovascular treatment with angioplasty or stenting versus endarterectomy in patients with carotid artery stenosis in the Carotid and Vertebral Artery Transluminal Angioplasty Study (CAVATAS): long-term follow-up of a randomised trial.
The cases of bifid and duplicate origin and fenestration of vertebral artery have been reported.
Comparison of test performance characteristics of MRI, MR angiography, and CT angiography in the diagnosis of carotid and vertebral artery dissection: a review of the medical literature.
12 It was observed in a case of pediatric Bow Hunter's stroke which resulted from a nearly complete occlusion of the vertebral artery of right sidedue to an abnormal spur arising from the right occipital condyle.
The dissection of his vertebral artery was a very rare complication of a soft tissue neck injury, said the judge.
They include local symptoms and signs such as head and/ or neck pain (the two most frequent initial symptoms), Horner's syndrome (approximately in 25% of cases), retinal artery occlusion, tinnitus, audible bruit, cranial neuropathies, scalp tenderness, orbital or monocular pain (rare in carotid artery dissections), cervical nerve root involvement (rare in vertebral artery dissection), or more generalized presentations such as cerebral ischemia and infarctions and in the case of vertebral artery dissection, lateral medullary infarction (Wallenberg's syndrome) and other posterior circulation territory infarctions and spinal cord ischemia.
High resolution B-mode ultrasonography was used to measure intima medial thickness (IMT) and velocity of both sides common carotid artery, external and internal carotid artery and vertebral artery.
Internal carotid artery and vertebral artery dissections have been implicated as the cause of 20% of strokes occurring in patients younger than 45 years.
Doctors said Hughes died after his vertebral artery split when hit by the ball, leading to massive bleeding in his brain.