Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)

Cardiovascular diseases are conditions that impact the blood vessels or heart. It can also be associated with damage to arteries in organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys and eyes.

CVDs are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels and include coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease and other conditions.

Causes of CVD The most important behavioral risk factors of heart disease and stroke are unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol.

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