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Blood and blood vessels

The heart and the vessels that carry blood around the body together make up the cardiovascular system. Learn more about how it functions.

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Vasculitis

Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of blood vessels. Discover more about its diagnosis and treatment options.

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Subdural haematoma

A subdural haematoma is a tear of a blood vessel between the surface of the brain and a layer covering the brain, usually caused by a blow to the head.

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Aortic coarctation

This is a heart condition in which a section of the aorta, an important blood vessel, is narrowed. Aortic coarctation mainly affects newborn babies.

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Angiogram

An angiogram is a test used to help detect abnormal blood vessels, clots and other problems. Learn more about angiograms including what to expect.

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What are haemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids (piles) are lumps occurring inside the anal canal (back passage) which contain swollen and enlarged blood vessels. Find out more about haemorrhoids.

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Aortic aneurysm

An aneurysm is a bulge or weakness in a blood vessel. Small aortic aneurysms don’t need to be treated, but larger ones will need surgery in case they burst.

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Circulatory system

Your body's circulatory system comprises the blood, heart and blood vessels. It moves oxygen and nutrients around the body, and removes carbon dioxide. Find out more, including about the problems that can occur.

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Open inguinal hernia repair (female)

An inguinal hernia is a lump which appears in the passage where blood vessels pass through your abdominal wall. It can be dangerous because your intestines can have their blood supply cut off.

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Stroke prevention through medicines and surgery

Medical treatments to prevent stroke include surgery on the carotid arteries and medication to reduce blood pressure or clotting. Find out more here.

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Blood pressure medication

Blood pressure medications (also known as hypertensives), such as ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, beta blockers and diuretics can help to manage and treat high blood pressure. Find out more about how these treatments work.

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