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Definitions for cardiovascular disease
car·dio·vas·cu·lar dis·ease

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cardiovascular diseasenoun

    a disease of the heart or blood vessels

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  1. Cardiovascular disease

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. CVD includes coronary artery diseases (CAD) such as angina and myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack). Other CVDs include stroke, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, abnormal heart rhythms, congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, carditis, aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, thromboembolic disease, and venous thrombosis.The underlying mechanisms vary depending on the disease. It is estimated that dietary risk factors are associated with 53% of CVD deaths. Coronary artery disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease involve atherosclerosis. This may be caused by high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes mellitus, lack of exercise, obesity, high blood cholesterol, poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption, and poor sleep, among other things. High blood pressure is estimated to account for approximately 13% of CVD deaths, while tobacco accounts for 9%, diabetes 6%, lack of exercise 6%, and obesity 5%. Rheumatic heart disease may follow untreated strep throat.It is estimated that up to 90% of CVD may be preventable. Prevention of CVD involves improving risk factors through: healthy eating, exercise, avoidance of tobacco smoke and limiting alcohol intake. Treating risk factors, such as high blood pressure, blood lipids and diabetes is also beneficial. Treating people who have strep throat with antibiotics can decrease the risk of rheumatic heart disease. The use of aspirin in people who are otherwise healthy is of unclear benefit.Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide except Africa. Together CVD resulted in 17.9 million deaths (32.1%) in 2015, up from 12.3 million (25.8%) in 1990. Deaths, at a given age, from CVD are more common and have been increasing in much of the developing world, while rates have declined in most of the developed world since the 1970s. Coronary artery disease and stroke account for 80% of CVD deaths in males and 75% of CVD deaths in females. Most cardiovascular disease affects older adults. In the United States 11% of people between 20 and 40 have CVD, while 37% between 40 and 60, 71% of people between 60 and 80, and 85% of people over 80 have CVD. The average age of death from coronary artery disease in the developed world is around 80, while it is around 68 in the developing world. CVD is typically diagnosed seven to ten years earlier in men than in women.: 48 

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  1. cardiovascular disease

    Cardiovascular disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. This can include conditions such as heart disease, heart attacks, stroke, heart failure, arrhythmia, heart valve problems and diseases of the blood vessels such as atherosclerosis. These conditions often occur due to blockages in the arteries, high blood pressure, or other issues that affect the functioning of the heart and blood vessels. They are often associated with lifestyle factors such as poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption.

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  1. Cardiovascular disease

    Cardiovascular disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. 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. The causes of cardiovascular disease are diverse but atherosclerosis and/or hypertension are the most common. Additionally, with aging come a number of physiological and morphological changes that alter cardiovascular function and lead to subsequently increased risk of cardiovascular disease, even in healthy asymptomatic individuals. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of deaths worldwide, though since the 1970s, cardiovascular mortality rates have declined in many high-income countries. At the same time, cardiovascular deaths and disease have increased at a fast rate in low- and middle-income countries. Although cardiovascular disease usually affects older adults, the antecedents of cardiovascular disease, notably atherosclerosis, begin in early life, making primary prevention efforts necessary from childhood. There is therefore increased emphasis on preventing atherosclerosis by modifying risk factors, such as healthy eating, exercise, and avoidance of smoking.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cardiovascular disease in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cardiovascular disease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cardiovascular disease in a Sentence

  1. Laxmi Mehta:

    These pregnancy heart teams comprehensively manage cardiovascular disease during pregnancy and ultimately help reduce pregnancy-related deaths.

  2. Eric Adler:

    In the'80s and'90s, we made great strides in treating cardiovascular disease, and I think that's largely a result of public health measures. So decreases in tobacco use, and recognition of this association between cholesterol and cardiovascular disease, if anything, it's flattening out now, so what is the next step ? What is going to keep us on these declines ? Is it going to be public health measures again that are going to do it ?

  3. Roger Blumenthal:

    Aspirin should be limited to people at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease and a very low risk of bleeding.

  4. James Betts:

    More variable glucose levels can indicate a poorer diet or a more unsteady metabolism, and chronic inflammation from the body's excess exposure to glucose can lead to issues like diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

  5. Robert Eckel:

    Cardiovascular disease screening remains important for all adults including men and women, perhaps the frequency of evaluation should be more emphasized in this important peri-menopausal interval( between ages 45-55) in women - more science needed here.


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  • Herz-KreislauferkrankungGerman
  • sydän- ja verisuonitauditFinnish
  • maladie cardiovasculaireFrench
  • हृदय रोगHindi
  • 心血管疾患Japanese
  • hart-en vaatziekteDutch
  • сердечно-сосудистое заболеваниеRussian

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