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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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Age above 45 years, severe disability at admission, presentation of the dissection as stroke, and dissection in the intracranial vertebral artery occurred more frequently in patients with both CCAD and VAD and were independent mortality predictors in these patients.
There is currently no consensus on the proper management for vertebral artery dissections.
Vertebral-basilar insufficiency may occur if either both vertebral arteries or the dominant vertebral artery is injured.
The Health and Disability Commissioner noted his concern with respect to differing CSM practices between chiropractors and physiotherapists in response to a complaint regarding the standard of care provided to a patient who suffered a post-CSM vertebral artery dissection (HDC 2008a).
Management of extracranial vertebral artery injuries.
Schievink, a neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and an expert on vertebral artery dissection, said Satrom was lucky to have seen astute physicians who zeroed in on the cause of her distress before it resulted in a full-blown stroke.
Each participant underwent Doppler ultrasonography three times to measure the diameter of the vertebral artery, the peak systolic velocity (PSV), the resistive index (RI), and the vertebral artery flow volume; the mean of the three measurements was calculated for each patient, for the OSA and control groups, and for various subgroups.
Headache is present in approximately 70% of patients with dissection of the carotid or vertebral artery (co-called cervicocephalic arterial dissection).
Concerning the article entitled 'The pattern and prevalence of vertebral artery injury in patients with cervical spine fractures':
Vena Cava Filters; Ventricular Assist Devices; Ventricular Reduction/Remodeling or Partial Ventriculectomy; Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD); Vertebral artery surgery; Cardiovascular/Peripheral vascular surgery resource links, notes.
There have been rare cases where a specific type of stroke has happened within a few days of the treatment which can tear the lining of the vertebral artery in the neck supplying blood to the brain.
The topics include popliteal artery entrapment syndrome, extracranial vertebral artery stenosis, chronic mesenteric ischemia, vasculitides: Kawasaki disease, varicose veins, and lymphedema.