cardiovascular disease

Definitions of cardiovascular disease
  1. noun
    a disease of the heart or blood vessels
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    cardiopathy, heart disease
    a disease of the heart
    high blood pressure, hypertension
    a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
    hypotension
    abnormally low blood pressure
    aneurism, aneurysm
    a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
    circulatory failure
    failure of the cardiovascular system to supply adequate amounts of blood to body tissues
    coronary heart disease
    a heart disease due to an abnormality of the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart
    orthostatic hypotension, postural hypotension
    low blood pressure occurring in some people when they stand up
    essential hypertension, hyperpiesia, hyperpiesis
    persistent and pathological high blood pressure for which no specific cause can be found
    malignant hypertension
    severe hypertension that runs a rapid course and damages the inner linings of the blood vessels and the heart and spleen and kidneys and brain
    secondary hypertension
    hypertension that is secondary to another disease
    white-coat hypertension
    temporary rise in blood pressure in the doctor's office
    aortic aneurysm
    an aneurysm of the aorta
    cerebral aneurysm
    an aneurysm of the carotid artery
    intracranial aneurysm
    an aneurysm of a cranial artery
    ventricular aneurysm
    a localized dilation or protrusion on the wall of the left ventricle of the heart (occurring after a myocardial infarction)
    angina, angina pectoris
    a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart
    arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia
    an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
    cardiomyopathy, myocardiopathy
    a disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium)
    coronary failure, heart failure
    inability of the heart to pump enough blood to sustain normal bodily functions
    valvular heart disease
    heart disease caused by stenosis of the cardiac valves and obstructed blood flow or caused by degeneration and blood regurgitation
    rheumatic heart disease
    heart disease caused by recurrent episodes of rheumatic fever; characterized by changes in the myocardium or scarring of the heart valves that reduce the power of the heart to pump blood
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    disorder, upset
    a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
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