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What is cardiovascular disease, ?

What is cardiovascular disease, ?

Heart disease: A cardiovascular problem is generally related to having a heart disease. A heart disease is a cardiovascular problem. Cardio means heart, vascular means blood vessel system. They are a continuum. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Could you explain what is cardiovascular disease?

Could you explain what is cardiovascular disease?

Heart disease: A cardiovascular problem is generally related to having a heart disease. A heart disease is a cardiovascular problem. Cardio means heart, vascular means blood vessel system. They are a continuum. ...Read more

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What is cardiovascular disease and who does it affect mostly?

What is cardiovascular disease and who does it affect mostly?

Broad question : Cvd is any disorder of the heart and blood vessels. It is the leading cause of death world wide in all developed countries. ...Read more

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What are cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with obesity?

Obesity: Read this: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/gettinghealthy/weightmanagement/obesity/obesity-information_ucm_307908_article.Jsp.

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Please tell me what causes cardiovascular disease (heart disease)?

Please tell me what causes cardiovascular disease (heart disease)?

Multiple: Usually genetic, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol or lipids, diet and lack of exercise. Gradual deposition of fat in the arteries and slow formation of atheroma leads to narrowing and blockage. ...Read more

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What is cardiovascular disease is coronary artery disease a type of it?

What is cardiovascular disease is coronary artery disease a type of it?

Yes: Cardiovascular disease in general means build up of cholesterol particles inside of the blood vessels supplying the heart (called coronary arteries). ...Read more

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What are some cardiovascular diseases?

What are some cardiovascular diseases?

Much diverse disease: By definition, cardiovascular disease implies abnormal & dysfunctional processes involving the heart itself or blood vessels including arteries & veins. These can be congenital, genetic, or acquired, the latter from lifestyle choices. Infectious or traumatic causes, even bystander injury from other primary diseases can be present. The nature & location of the process affects symptoms & outcomes. ...Read more

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What's included in cardiovascular diseases?

What's included in cardiovascular diseases?

Cardiac diseases: Diseases of the heart such as its vessels, valves, heart muscle and it's coverings, it's electrical system as well as diseases of the vessels such as aorta, pulmonary artery to name a few. Pediatric cardiology applies to inborn heart diseases and problems unique to babies and children. ...Read more

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What does occult cardiovascular disease mean?

Hidden: Occult disease is asymptomatic or sub-clinical such as an aneurysm that one has that ruptures but the patient had no signs or symptoms before rupture. That would be an occult aneurysm. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cardiovascular Diseases (Definition)

Cardiovascular diseases refer to the diseases of the ...Read more