The term cardiovascular refers to the heart (cardio) and the blood vessels (vascular). The cardiovascular system includes:
Taber's Medical Dictionary Online website. www.tabers.com/tabersonline. Accessed April 15, 2021.
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.