Cardiovascular means relating to or involving the heart and blood vessels.
It's important to remember that it does mean relating to or involving blood vessels, not just the heart. Thus, it would include issues pertaining to stroke, peripheral artery disease, etc.
We discuss cardiovascular issues when discussing increased risk of heart attack and stroke among Migraineurs.
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Medical review by John Claude Krusz, PhD, MD.