Definitions for vascular diseases
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Pathological processes involving any of the BLOOD VESSELS in the cardiac or peripheral circulation. They include diseases of ARTERIES; VEINS; and rest of the vasculature system in the body.
Vascular disease is a form of cardiovascular disease primarily affecting the blood vessels. Some conditions, such as angina and myocardial ischemia, can be considered both vascular diseases and heart diseases. Cigarette smoking is the major risk factor.
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