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My Vascular Health

Welcome to the My Vascular Health hub, where you can find everything you need to know about vascular disease, including coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral artery disease (PAD) and other related conditions.

Looking after your vascular health reduces your risk of vascular disease. Whether you feel you may be at risk, have been diagnosed with CAD or PAD, or are simply researching more information for a loved one, we’re here to help you take steps to protect your vascular system.

 

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Want to find out more about your vascular system?
  • What is vascular disease ?

  • Vascular disease is a condition that affects the arteries and veins, restricting blood flow through the body1.

  • Your vascular system ?

  • It is important to look after your body’s network of arteries and veins, to reduce the risk or progression of vascular disease.

  • What is CAD ?

  • CAD occurs when there is a build-up of plaque in the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart2. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and risks here.

  • What is PAD ?

  • Affecting 202 million people worldwide3, PAD occurs when a build-up of plaque in the peripheral arteries blocks blood flow to the limbs4. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and risks here.

  • What is vascular protection ?

  • Vascular protection means protecting the arteries and veins to lower the risk of vascular diseases, such as CAD and PAD. Learn more about the medical advances in this area here.

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