Cardiovascular Disease

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects the heart and blood vessels in the body, including those in the heart and brain (1). Coronary artery disease (CAD) or coronary heart disease (CHD) refers to disease in the blood vessels of the heart (1). Cerebrovascular disease is a disease of blood vessels supplying the brain; peripheral arterial disease relates to blood supply to arms and legs.

Primary prevention of CVD focuses on strategies to prevent CVD morbidity and mortality in healthy individuals

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Last Updated: 2023-09-14