A disorder involving a restricted blood supply to the myocardium, which results in chest pain and restricted breathing.
Vessels carrying blood away from the heart.
Small branches of an artery.
A condition marked by loss of elasticity and hardening of arteries.
Deposits of cholesterol and other lipids, connective tissue, and muscle tissue.
The formation of plaque within the arteries.
Very small vessels that connect arteries and veins.
A complex of approaches designed to restore heart patients to cardiovascular health.
A medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
Disorders of the circulatory system, including coronary artery disease and stroke.
Cardiovascular reactivity (CVR)
An increase in blood pressure and heart rate as a reaction to frustration or harassment.
The system of the body that includes the heart, arteries, and veins.
Coronary artery disease (CAD)
A disorder of the myocardium arising from atherosclerosis and/or arteriosclerosis.
Coronary heart disease (CHD)
Any damage to the myocardium resulting from insufficient blood supply.
A measure of blood pressure between contractions of the heart.
Elevations of blood pressure that have no known cause.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL)
A form of lipoprotein that confers some protection against coronary artery disease.
Abnormally high blood pressure, with either a systolic reading in excess of 160 or a diastolic reading in excess of 105.
Restriction of blood flows to tissue or organs; often used with reference to the heart.
Substances in the blood consisting of lipid and protein.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
A form of lipoprotein found to be positively related to coronary artery disease.
The heart muscle.
The belief that other people, but not oneself, will develop a disease, have an accident, or experience other negative events.
Elevations in blood pressure that are triggered by other diseases.
Stress test NA stroke
Damage to the brain resulting from lack of oxygen; typically the result of cardiovascular disease.
A measure of blood pressure generated by the heart's contraction.
A group of molecules consisting of glycerol and three fatty acids; one of the components of serum lipids that has been implicated in the formation of atherosclerotic plaque.
Vessels that carry blood to the heart.
The smallest veins.