Cardiovascular Disease Overview
What is cardiovascular disease?
Cardiovascular disease is a class of diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels (arteries and veins). In the majority of cases, this is due to the progressive effects of atherosclerosis in the arteries. Common examples of cardiovascular disease include coronary artery disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.
What are the symptoms of cardiovascular disease?
Symptoms of cardiovascular disease depends on the location of the disease in the body. Common symptoms include symptoms of stroke, symptoms of angina, and symptoms of peripheral vascular disease.
How does the doctor treat cardiovascular disease?
Treatment for cardiovascular disease depends on the underlying disease. General measures include weight loss, controlling high blood pressure, cholesterol reduction, regular exercise, avoiding smoking and a heart diet.
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