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- Coronary artery disease.
- Atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, and arteriolosclerosis.
- Heart failure.
- Aortic dissection and aneurysm.
- Myocarditis and pericarditis.
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What are the diseases affecting 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.
How does the circulatory system fight disease?
The circulatory system, also called the cardiovascular system or the vascular system, is an organ system that permits blood to circulate and transport nutrients (such as amino acids and electrolytes), oxygen, carbon dioxide, hormones, and blood cells to and from the cells in the body to provide nourishment and help in
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.