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Cardiovascular System Disorders

Blood & Blood Clotting Conditions

  • Anemia - The blood doesn't have enough healthy red bloods cells, also known as Lack of Blood

  • Aneurysm - A weakness in a blood vessel in the brain that balloons and fills with blood, also known as Intracranial Aneurysm

  • Angina Pectoris - Chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart, also known as Ischemic Chest Pain

  • Atherosclerosis - Endothelial surfaces of blood vessels may be roughened

  • Deep-Vein Thrombosis - A blood clot in a deep vein, usually the legs, also known as DVT

  • Embolus - A blood clot, air bubble, piece of fatty deposit or other object that has been carried in the blood stream to lodge in a vessel

  • Hematoma - Mass of blood trapped in tissue or cavity, blood is bleeding internally, also known as Contusions

  • Hemophilia - Extremely slow clotting of blood and excessive bleeding from slight cuts

  • Hypertension - The force of blood against the artery walls is too high, also known as HBP or High Blood Pressure

  • Myocardial Infraction - A blockage of blood flow to the heart muscle, also known as Heart Attack

  • Thrombophlebitis - A blood clot in a vein causes inflammation and pain


Heart Conditions

  • Bradycardia - Slower than expected heart rate, generally beating fewer than 60 beats per minute, also called Slow Heart Rate

  • Congestive Heart Failure - Chronic condition in which the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should, also called CHF or Heart Failure

  • Endocarditis - An infection of the hearts inner lining, usually involving the heart valves

  • Heart Palpitations - A sensation that the heart is racing, pounding, fluttering or skipping a beat

  • Myocarditis - Inflammation of the middle layer of the heart wall

  • Pericarditis - A swelling and irritation of the thick, saclike membrane surrounding the heart

  • Tachycardia - A rapid heartbeat that may be regular or irregular, but is out of proportion to age and level of exertion or activity, also called Fast Heart Rate


Other Cardiovascular System Conditions

  • Arteriosclerosis - The build up of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in and on the artery wall

  • Orthostatic Hypotension - Systolic blood pressure decrease of at least 20 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure decreases of at least 10 mm Hg within 3 minutes of standing, also called Postural Hypotension

  • Phlebitis - Inflammation of a vein

  • Raynaud's Syndrome - Some areas of the body feel numb and cool in certain circumstances, also called Phenomenon

  • Shock - Failure to deliver enough oxygen and nutrients to meet cellular metabolic activity

  • Thrombocytopenia - Very low platelet count, results in tendency to bleed from capillaries

  • Varicose Veins - Enlarged veins, most commonly appearing in the legs and feet

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