Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels.
It's usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries (atherosclerosis) and an increased risk of blood clots. It can also be associated with damage to arteries in organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys and eyes. CVD is one of the main causes of death and disability in the UK, but it can often largely be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle.
- What is Cardiovascular Disease?
- Finding local Cardiology Services
- British Heart Foundation (BHF)
- Advice about Coronavirus and Cardiovascular Disease from the British Heart Foundation
- NHS Health Check