A large number of diseases come under cardiac and vascular diseases which affect the heart or the blood vessels. The umbrella term cardiac and vascular disease includes all diseases of the heart and the blood vessels. This includes, among others, strokes, arteriosclerosis, heart attack, cardiac arrhythmias, congenital heart defects, thrombosis, varicose veins and phlebitis.

Cardiovascular disease is one of the most common causes of death in Switzerland. Therefore, it is important to find out about the most common types, along with their symptoms and causes. Only then can you react quickly and correctly in an emergency.