Of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels as cardiovascular conditioning
- of or related to or involving the heart and blood vessels
Relating to the circulatory system, which comprises the heart and arteries and carries nutrients and air into the areas of the human body and removes carbon dioxide alongside wastes from them. Cardiovascular diseases tend to be conditions that affect the heart and arteries and include arteriosclerosis, coronary artery condition, heart valve condition, arrhythmia, heart failure, hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, surprise, endocarditis, diseases of the aorta as well as its branches, disorders associated with peripheral vascular system, and congenital cardiovascular illnesses.
1879, from cardio- + vascular. Cardiovascular system is recorded by 1918.