Circulatory System Diseases (descriptions, causes and effects)

"Explain the diseases and disorders of the circulatory system"

... is a common requirement in courses that include a section or module about the human circulatory system (cardiovascular system).

In order to be able to explain a disease or disorder it is useful to have a thorough knowledge of its possible causes and common effects, including symptoms. The conditions listed above-right are described briefly in the table.

Causes and effects of diseases and disorders of the human vascular system

Cardiovascular Disease / Disorder

What is it ?

Can be caused by ...

Effects / Symptoms

1.

Anaemia

2.

Angina

3.

Aneurysm

4.

Arteriosclerosis

5.

Atherosclerosis (Atheroma)

- a common type of arteriosclerosis (see above)

 

Arteriosclerosis vs Atherosclerosis?

6.

Coronary thrombosis

7.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

8.

Haemophilia

9.

Haematoma

10.

Haemorrhoids

11.

HIV/AIDS

12.

High cholesterol

13.

High blood pressure (hypertension)

14.

Leukaemia

15.

Low blood pressure (hypotension)

16.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis A -

Hepatitis B -

Hepatitis C -

Hepatitis D -

Hepatitis E -

17.

Phlebitis

18.

Septicaemia

19.

Stress

20.

Thrombus

21.

Varicose veins

This page is about circulatory system diseases ITEC, for related information, see also heart problems, persistent ductus arteriosus (a congenital heart disorder), how lifestyle can affect hypertension, and heart disease risk factors.

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