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1

What is the main function of arterioles?

Major resistance vessels

2

What is the main function of capillaries?

Site of exchange of gas, nutrients and water between blood and tissues

3

What vessels hold the most of the blood volume during rest?

Veins

4

Gives 3 examples of arterial disease.

-High blood pressure
-Stroke
-coronary disease

5

Give 2 examples of venous disease.

-Deep vein thrombosis
-pulmonary embolism

6

What are 3 examples of infections of the cardiovascular system?

-endocarditis
-pericarditis
-myocarditis

7

What are 5 examples of modifiable risk factors of cardiovascular disease?

High blood pressure
Dyslipidaemia
Smoking
Diabetes mellitus
Obesity

8

What are 3 examples of non-modifiable risk factors of cardiovascular disease?

-genetic factors
-age
-gender

9

What are some symptoms of cardiovascular disease?

-chest pain
-shortness of breath
-palpitations
-collaspe
-swollen lower limbs