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UKCRC Health Research Classification System


Main inclusion criteria

Coronary heart disease, diseases of the vasculature and circulation including the lymphatic system, and normal development and function of the cardiovascular system.


Advice on health categories

Includes general circulation research, vasculitis and general angiogenesis studies.Includes atherosclerosis and pulmonary hypertension.Includes congenital heart disorders.Excludes studies investigating blood flow to the brain which should be coded as Stroke. Excludes angiogenesis studies which relate to a diseased state e.g. development of anti-angiogenic drugs to inhibit tumour growth, which would be coded as Cancer.


Official terminology

Full name of category Short name Unique ID
Cardiovascular Cardio HRCS_HC_03CAR


Related external links

International Classification of Diseases (ICD 10 v2016) – Chapter IX: Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99)