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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For more terms, see our Migraine and Headache Glossary.
Medical review by John Claude Krusz, PhD, MD.
Teri Robert is a leading patient educator and advocate and the author of Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches. A co-founder of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy and the American Headache and Migraine Association, she received the National Headache Foundation’s Patient Partners Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the American Headache Society. Teri can be found on her website, and blog, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.