Cardiovascular disease

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Cardiovascular disease
Classification and external resources
Micrograph of a heart with fibrosis (yellow) and amyloidosis (brown). Movat's stain.
ICD-10 I51.6
ICD-9 429.2
DiseasesDB 28808
MeSH D002318

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a kind of disease that involves the heart or blood vessels.[1] Cardiovascular disease includes coronary artery diseases (CAD) such as angina and myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack).[1] Other CVDs are stroke, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart disease, endocarditis, aortic aneurysms, and peripheral artery disease.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Shanthi Mendis; Pekka Puska; Bo Norrving (2011). Global Atlas on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control (PDF). World Health Organization in collaboration with the World Heart Federation and the World Stroke Organization. pp. 3–18. ISBN 978-92-4-156437-3. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)