Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Disease, Not One and the Same
When you hear “cardiovascular disease” do you think “heart disease?” If so, you’re on the right track, but that’s only half the answer. Cardiovascular disease is a collection of diseases and conditions that affect your cardiovascular system, which includes not only your heart but all your blood vessels, too. Over 42 million American women have some sort of cardiovascular disease. Read on for more information about the blood vessels and some common diseases that affect them.