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Medical Definition of Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease: Disease affecting the heart or blood vessels.

Cardiovascular diseases include arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, arrhythmia, heart failure, hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, shock, endocarditis, diseases of the aorta and its branches, disorders of the peripheral vascular system, and congenital heart disease.


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