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Cardiovascular diseases

Definition (

Cardiovascular disease (also called heart disease) is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels (arteries, capillaries, and veins). Cardiovascular disease refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, principally cardiac disease, vascular diseases of the brain and kidney, and peripheral arterial disease. (Wikipedia)

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Organic diseases
Cerebrovascular disorders
Heart diseases
Vascular diseases

This term is used for the following terms: 
Cardiovascular disorders
Circulatory disorders

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