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 March 7, 2019.
Heart, section through the middle - illustration
Heart, section through the middle
Heart, front view - illustration
Heart, front view
Review Date: 2/7/2019
Reviewed By: 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.