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Vascular diseases

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Peripheral vascular disease

Peripheral vascular disease is the reduced circulation of blood to a body part other than the brain or heart. It is caused by a narrowed or blocked blood vessel. The main cause is atherosclerosis, which is the build-up of fatty deposits that narrow a blood vessel, usually an artery. The narrowed blood vessel reduces the circulation of blood to the associated body part.

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Alzheimer's Australia | Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease. What is vascular dementia? Vascular dementia is the broad term for dementia associated with problems of circulation of blood to the brain. Are there different types of vascular dementia? There are a number of different types of Vascular dementia. Two of the most common are Multi-infarct dementia and Binswanger's disease.

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Raynaud phenomenon - ACD

Raynaud phenomenon is an intermittent constriction of the blood flow to the fingers and toes precipitated by cold, emotion and some drugs that cause spasm of the small arteries bringing blood to the fingers and toes.

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Deep vein thrombosis and air travel

There is community concern that air travel may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This page explains what DVT is, and provides a set of guidelines for the safety and comfort of air travellers.

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Brain Foundation | Arteriovenous Malformation

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Vascular dementia - myDr.com.au

Vascular dementia describes problems with reasoning, planning, judgement, memory and other thinking skills that interfere with daily life.

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) - Lab Tests Online AU

Cardiovascular disease is a general term used to describe disorders that can affect your heart (cardio) and/or your bodys system of arteries and veins (vascular).

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Alzheimer's Australia | Risk factors

Some of the risk factors associated with dementia can be managed through lifestyle changes or appropriate medical treatments. Cardiovascular risk factors Brain infarcts, heart disease and mid-life hypertension increase the risk of Alzheimers disease and Vascular dementia. Smoking has also been identified as a risk factor.

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Cardiovascular Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease

Cardiovascular disease includes all diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels, such as arteries and veins.

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Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) | myVMC

Coronary heart disease is caused by narrowing or the blood vessels of the heart, particularly the coronary artery. It is a leading cause of death.

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