Information about heart / vessels
The cardiovascular system is made up of the heart, the vessels and blood circulation. The heart, the central pressure and suction pump of the body, makes sure that all organs and cells are sufficiently supplied with blood and oxygen via the vessels.
Experts for heart / vessels
Diseases of the cardiovascular system, namely cardiac and vascular diseases, are all diseases affecting the heart, the vessels and blood circulation. Common diseases are congenital and acquired heart defects as well as diseases of the veins and arteries.
The cardiovascular system
The cardiovascular system presents several major challenges: not only are more and more people affected by cardiac and vascular diseases, but the cardiovascular system is such a complex system that for the treatment of different clinical pictures, several different heart and vessel specialists needs to be consulted at once.
Mostly, the consulted specialists are cardiologists, heart surgeons, vascular surgeons, angiologists, pediatric cardiologists and pediatric heart surgeons.
Cardiovascular diseases are the number 1 cause of death worldwide. According to estimates by the WHO, around 17.1 million people die of cardiac or vascular diseases. Heart attack and stroke are the most common cardiac and vascular diseases that end deadly.
For all cardiac and vascular diseases holds true:
the earlier you are treated by a heart or vascular specialist, the faster and more successful diseases of the heart, vessels and blood circulation can be diagnosed and treated.