A generic term for a disorder affecting blood vessels. Microangiopathy affects small blood vessels and is a common complication of diabetes, particularly affecting the retinal vasculature. Macroangiopathy affects large blood vessels and can cause coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, and peripheral vascular disease. Hereditary angiopathy with nephropathy, aneurysms, and muscle cramps (HANAC) is caused by missense mutations in the collagen 4A1 gene.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.