heart failure meaning

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Noun: heart failure  haa(r)t 'feylyu(r)
  1. Inability of the heart to pump enough blood to sustain normal bodily functions
    - coronary failure

Derived forms: heart failures

Type of: cardiopathy, failure, heart disease

Encyclopedia: Heart failure, congestive Heart failure

1 : a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood at an adequate rate or in adequate volume —compare ANGINA PECTORIS, CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE, CORONARY FAILURE, MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
2 : cessation of heartbeat : DEATH


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  1. sohlberg was about to drop from heart failure.
  2. often exaggerated responses of these types can be seen in various kind of heart failure.
  3. successive bouts of heart failure are apt to become more refractory to treatment.
  4. one thing andrew was sure of: an autopsy would show there had been no heart failure.
  5. heart failure is said to occur when the heart is unable to pump blood at a rate sufficient to meet requirement of the tissues.

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