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Cardiovascular disease

class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a kind of disease that involves the heart or blood vessels.[1] Cardiovascular disease includes coronary artery diseases (CAD) such as angina and myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack).[1] Other CVDs are stroke, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart disease, endocarditis, aortic aneurysms, and peripheral artery disease.[1]

Cardiovascular disease
Classification and external resources
Micrograph of a heart with fibrosis (yellow) and amyloidosis (brown). Movat's stain.
ICD-10I51.6
ICD-9429.2
DiseasesDB28808
MeSHD002318

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Shanthi Mendis; Pekka Puska; Bo Norrving; World Health Organization (2011). Global Atlas on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control (PDF). World Health Organization in collaboration with the World Heart Federation and the World Stroke Organization. pp. 3–18. ISBN 978-92-4-156437-3.