Definition of cardiovascular in US English:

cardiovascular

adjective

Medicine
  • Relating to the heart and blood vessels.

    • ‘Uncontrolled diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke.’
    • ‘Major cardiovascular or respiratory problems militate against operating.’
    • ‘Studies of cardiovascular sequelae have produced conflicting evidence.’
    • ‘Prevention of cardiovascular disease has to be integrated into primary health care.’
    • ‘The treatment of stable angina aims to reduce chest pain and prevent cardiovascular events.’

Pronunciation

cardiovascular

/ˌkɑrdioʊˈvæskjələr//ˌkärdēōˈvaskyələr/