In addition to the content in our Cardiovascular Diseases and Conditions Library below, you and your family can access important health information and interactive tools at the new Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center, located on the mezzanine level of UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion A. Other general resources include:
Cardiovascular Diseases Home
Cardiac Conditions and Diseases
Stroke / Brain Attack
Vascular Conditions and Diseases
The cardiovascular system is made up of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), as defined by the American Heart Association, include coronary heart disease (coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease); stroke (brain attack); high blood pressure (hypertension); and rheumatic heart disease.
Each year in the US, cardiovascular diseases top the list of most serious health problems. Learn about the tests and procedures that are used to diagnose heart problems.
Learn about cardiovascular tests »