Cardiovascular diseases

Diseases that concern the heart and blood vessels are listed among the principal causes of death in western countries. Due to the close anatomical and functional relations between heart and lungs, every disease or organ failure in one has repercussions on the other, at least to a certain degree. Patients presenting cardiocirculatory diseases often develop forms of altered ventilation, just as many respiratory diseases can be the direct cause or aggravating factor of cardiocirculatory diseases.
Several homecare services are designed to diagnose and treat disorders of cardiovascular origin found in clinical conditions entailing cardiac failure, such as Cheyne-Stokes respiration or Pulmonary hypertension.