www.medicalnewstoday.comCirculatory system diseases
- Coronary artery disease.
- Atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, and arteriolosclerosis.
- Heart failure.
- Aortic dissection and aneurysm.
- Myocarditis and pericarditis.
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What illnesses affect the circulatory system?
Atherosclerosis and coronary artery diseaseAtherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries, occurs when plaque builds up on the walls of your arteries and eventually blocks blood flow. Plaque is made of cholesterol, fat, and calcium. Coronary artery disease develops over time.
How does heart failure affect the circulatory system?
Heart failure is caused by any condition that damages or weakens your heart, reducing its ability to pump blood efficiently such as heart attacks, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, or infection. Changes may also occur in your circulatory system, as your body adjusts to lower cardiac output.
What are the different diseases affecting the respiratory and circulatory system and their common causes?
Emphysema (COPD) – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, of which emphysema is one of, results in progressive destruction of the air sacs in the lungs and loss of respiratory membrane for oxygen exchange. The bane of long term smokers. Atelectasis – a collapsed lung.