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A vascular disease is a condition that affects the arteries and/or veins. Most often, vascular disease affects blood flow, either by blocking or weakening blood vessels, or by damaging the valves that are found in veins. Organs and other body structures may be damaged by vascular disease as a result of decreased or completely blocked blood flow.

Common causes of vascular disease include atherosclerosis, blocked blood vessels, inflammation of blood vessels referred to as vasculitis and trauma or injury involving the blood vessels.

Common vascular diseases include: