Vascular Diseases


MSH: Pathological processes involving any of the BLOOD VESSELS in the cardiac or peripheral circulation. They include diseases of ARTERIES; VEINS; and rest of the vasculature system in the body.,CSP: condition in which there is a deviation from or interruption of the normal structure or function of the blood vessels.,NCI: Any deviation from the normal structure or function of the vascular system that is manifested by a characteristic set of symptoms and signs. (NCI),MEDLINEPLUS: <p>The vascular system is the body's network of blood vessels. It includes the arteries, veins and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Arteries can become thick and stiff, a problem called arteriosclerosis. Blood clots can clog vessels and block blood flow to the heart or brain. Weakened blood vessels can burst, causing bleeding inside the body. </p><p>You are more likely to have vascular disease as you get older. Other factors that make vascular disease mo

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