Voluntary health organizations active in the prevention or treatment of diseases or conditions, including stroke, that affect the heart, lungs and blood vessels. The related medical specialty is cardiovascular medicine, a subspecialty of internal medicine.
Key words: Aneurysm; Angina Pectoris; Angiodysplasia; Angioneurotic Edema; Aortic Diseases; Arrhythmia; Arterial Occulsive Diseases; Arteriosclerosis; Arteritis; Bradycardia; Capillary Leak Syndrome; Carcinoid Heart Disease; Cardiac Arrest; Cardiac Tamponade; Cardiomegaly; Cardiovascular Diseases; Carotid Stenosis; Congestive Heart Failure; Coronary Thrombosis; CREST Syndrome; Dysrhythmia; Embolism; Endocarditis; Erythromelalgia; Fibromuscular Dysplasia; Heart Aneurysm; Heart Diseases; Heart Valve Disease; High Blood Pressure; Hperemia; Hypertension; Hypertrophy; Hypotension; Ischemic Heart Disease; Leriches Syndrome; Low Blood Pressure; Mesenteric Vascular Occulsion; Mitral Valve Prolapse; Myocardial Diseases; Myocardial Infarction; Myocardial Ischemia; Paroxysmal Tachycardia; Pericardial Effusion; Pericarditis; Peripheral Vascular Diseases; Phlebitis; Phlebolgy; Pneumopericardium; Polyarteritis Nodosa; Postpericardiotomy Syndrome; Postphlebitic Syndrome; Pulmonary Heart Disease; Pulmonary Veno-Occulsive Disease; Raynauds Disease; Retinal Vein Occulsion; Rheumatic Heart Disease; Scimitar Syndrome; Shwartzman Phenomenon; Stroke; Spinal Cord Vascular Diseases; Superior Vena Cava Syndrome; Tachycardia; Telangiectasis; Thoracic Outlet Syndrome; Thromboangiitis Obiterans; Thrombophlebitis; Thrombosis; Varicose Veins; Variococele; Vascualr Fistula; Vascular Diseases; Vasculitis; Vasuclar Hemostatic Disorders; Venous Disorders; Venous Insufficiency; Ventricular Dysfunciton; Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
Scope notes: Voluntary Health Agencies provide patient assistance and family support, community services, public and professional education, medical research support, and health-related advocacy.
USE E86 Patient & Family Support for disease-specific organizations that provide only patient & family support.
USE N20 Camps for organizations that provide camping opportunities targeting ill children and youth.
USE the P80 Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations for organizations that provide social services for patients and family of people with health conditions.