Cardiovascular-disease definition

The definition of cardiovascular disease is a condition that affects the heart or blood vessels and that prevents them from working optimally.
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The medical definition of cardiovascular disease is relatively broad because there are many different types of cardiovascular disease that you can suffer from and that will cause the heart to act abnormally. Some types of cardiovascular disease include:
  • Arteriosclerosis.
  • Coronary artery disease.
  • Heart valve disease.
  • Arrhythmia.
  • Heart failure.
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure.
  • Orthostatic hypotension.
  • Shock.
  • Endocarditis.
  • Diseases of the aorta.
  • Peripheral vascular system disorders.
  • Congenital heart disease.
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There may also be additional ailments and diseases that the medical profession qualifies as being under the umbrella of "cardiovascular disease."

Clogged arteries is an example of cardiovascular disease.

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A disease involving the heart or blood vessels, i.e. arteries and veins, such as coronary heart disease.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cardiovascular-disease
Plural:
cardiovascular diseases