Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect your heart. Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases. The term “heart disease” is often used interchangeably with the term “cardiovascular disease.” Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels.

Chronic CVDs:

  • Cardiac Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dysrhythmias
  • Heart Attacks
  • Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

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