A cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) were considered uncommon but have recently been noted with greater frequency due better diagnosis. Basenjis have been known to suffer from CVA. Cerebrovascular disease is an abnormality of the brain affecting the blood supply to it. A CVA is the most common symptom of cerebrovascular disease. There are two types of CVA:

  • Ischemic stroke is caused by a blockage of a cerebral blood vessel which deprives the brain of oxygen and glucose; and
  • Haemorrhagic stroke is caused by the rupture of a blood vessel wall within the brain.