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What is vascular disease?

Vascular disease is a condition that affects the arteries, veins or lymphatic vessels. 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.

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