functional cardiovascular disease

func·tion·al car·di·o·vas·cu·lar dis·ease

a euphemism for cardiovascular symptoms deemed to be psychogenic. More generally, sometimes used for abnormal cardiac function.
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The results of the systematic review highlighted the new and independent nature of skin cholesterol measurement data, which accordingly does not correlate with traditional markers of cardiovascular disease, such as serum lipid values, but shows a significant relationship with evidence of underlying atherosclerosis as determined by exercise treadmill stress testing (for functional cardiovascular disease), coronary angiography (for coronary artery atherosclerosis), coronary calcium testing (for calcified coronary plaque), and carotid ultrasound testing both for increased intima-media thickening and plaque (for carotid artery atherosclerosis).
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