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Blood and blood vessels

Blood flowing through the blood vessels carries oxygen, nutrients and waste around the body. Find out the components of blood.

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the aorta (the main blood vessel in the body). Read about the symptoms and treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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Vasculitis is a group of disorders and is caused by inflammation of blood vessels. Read more about vasculitis types, symptoms and treatment options.

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An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel caused by a weakened vessel wall. Learn about different types of aneurysms, their symptoms and treatment.

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Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease is a rare illness causing fever and inflammation of blood vessels, mostly in children. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment.

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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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Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)

ACE inhibitors and ARBs are commonly taken for hypertension. They work by relaxing your blood vessels. You shouldn’t take ACE inhibitors and ARBs together.

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Aortic coarctation

Find out about aortic coarctation — a heart condition in which a section of the aorta, the main blood vessel from your heart, is narrowed.

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Circulatory system

The circulatory system includes the blood, heart and blood vessels. It moves oxygen and nutrients around the body and removes carbon dioxide to help keep your body cells healthy.

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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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