cardiovascular disease

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cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disorder Internal medicine Any of the diseases–ASHD, CAD, cerebrovascular disease, HTN–that primarily impact the heart and blood vessels
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cardiovascular disease

Any disease of the heart or the blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease is by far the commonest cause of death and disability in the Western World. See also ATHEROSCLEROSIS.
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Cardiovascular disease

Disease that affects the heart and blood vessels.
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