MHLU - Health Status Resource

Cardiovascular Disease

 ‘Cardiovascular disease is a term that refers to more than one disease of the circulatory system including the heart and blood vessels, whether the blood vessels are affecting the lungs, the brain, kidneys or other parts of the body. The six types of cardiovascular disease are ischemic heart disease (heart attack), cerebrovascular disease (stroke), peripheral vascular disease, heart failure, rheumatic heart disease and congenital heart disease.’  Public Health Agency of Canada 2011 http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cd-mc/cvd-mcv/index-eng.php