Cardiovascular Disease

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What is Cardiovascular Disease?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the general term for conditions that affect the heart or blood vessels, usually because of the build-up of fat in the arteries. It can also refer to damage to the arteries in the brain, heart, kidneys and eyes.

Types of Cardiovascular Disease

There are four main types of CVD:

For more information about causes and prevention, visit the NHS website.