blood vessel

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blood vessel

an artery, capillary, or vein

blood vessel

[′bləd ‚ves·əl]
(anatomy)
A tubular channel for blood transport.
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In fact, more than 80% of people with diabetes die to some form of heart or blood vessel disease.
The Hope Heart Institute is a Bellevue, Washington-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to preventing and treating heart and blood vessel disease, and to improving the physical, emotional and spiritual quality of life for all at risk of, or affected by, cardiovascular disease.
No one in either group already had heart or blood vessel disease, and no one had signs or symptoms of those diseases.
A set of variations in genes that control the body's response to nicotine, an addictive chemical in tobacco, raise the risk of lung cancer and blood vessel disease, according to three large studies published April 2 by the journals Nature and Nature Genetics.
Such a test might add weight to the widespread public health admonitions to eat a low-fat diet, exercise regularly, and stop smoking--habits thought to avert heart and blood vessel disease.
All had risk factors for blood vessel disease and nearly three-quarters had endothelial dysfunction.
The most common new non-AIDS illnesses were different types of heart or blood vessel disease (8 people taking Epzicom versus 1 taking Truvada) and cancel (5 taking Epzicom versus 2 taking Truvada).
In November 1992, vitamin E suddenly emerged as a player in the prevention of heart and blood vessel disease.
However, Prof Peter Weissberg, British Heart Foundation medical director, said noted thta further research is needed to establish whether it is the statins or the underlying blood vessel disease in people taking high doses that causes kidney problems.
The bottom line to all of this, he says, is that there is no adequate way of identifying high-risk children short of actually going ahead and screening them; therefore, he believes that the best prevention should begin in childhood, since high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart and blood vessel disease, currently this nation's most deadly scourge.
cases of high blood pressure fit into this category, which carries a higher risk of heart, kidney and blood vessel disease.
More than two-thirds of obese individuals harboured risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease, such as high fat levels in the blood, low "good" cholesterol, high blood pressure, insulin resistance and a large waistline-collectively referred to as "metabolic syndrome.