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Meaning of HEART FAILURE

Pronunciation:  hârt 'feylyur

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  inability of the heart to pump enough blood to sustain normal bodily functions
 
 Synonyms: coronary failure
 
 See Also: cardiopathy, congestive heart failure, failure, heart attack, heart condition, heart disease

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Condition caused when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body; also characterized by fluid collecting in various parts of the body (such as legs, lungs, liver).
 
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 Related Terms: angina, angina pectoris, aortic insufficiency, aortic stenosis, apoplectic stroke, apoplexy, arrhythmia, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, auricular fibrillation, beriberi heart, cardiac arrest, cardiac insufficiency, cardiac shock, cardiac stenosis, cardiac thrombosis, carditis, congenital heart disease, cor biloculare, cor juvenum, cor triatriatum, coronary, coronary insufficiency, coronary thrombosis, diastolic hypertension, encased heart, endocarditis, extrasystole, fatty heart, fibroid heart, flask-shaped heart, frosted heart, hairy heart, heart attack, heart block, heart condition, heart disease, high blood pressure, hypertension, hypertensive heart disease, ischemic heart disease, mitral insufficiency, mitral stenosis, myocardial infarction, myocardial insufficiency, myocarditis, myovascular insufficiency, ox heart, palpitation, paralytic stroke, paroxysmal tachycardia, pericarditis, pile, premature beat, pseudoaortic insufficiency, pulmonary insufficiency, pulmonary stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, round heart, sclerosis, stony heart, stroke, tachycardia, thrombosis, tricuspid insufficiency, tricuspid stenosis, turtle heart, varicose veins, varix, ventricular fibrillation
 

 

 

 

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