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Definition of the noun heart failure

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  1. inability of the heart to pump enough blood to sustain normal bodily functions

Alternative definition of the noun heart failure


  1. [cardiology, pathology] The chronic inability of the heart to pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body, leading to a pooling of blood and shortness of breath.
  2. [cardiology, pathology] The cessation of the heartbeat; cardiac arrest.

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Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

heart failure, a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the metabolic requirements of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

WEI University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, GRECC and CAVHS, Little Rock, AR, USA Synonyms Cardiac insufficiency; Congestive cardiac failure; CCF; Systolic heart failure; SHF; Diastolic heart failure ; ...

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Medicine & Health (2006)

by J. P. Schadé

HEART FAILURE Introduction The heart is a hollow, muscular organ, situated in the chest between the lungs and above the central depression of the diaphragm. It is about the size of the closed fist, shaped like a blunt cone with the broader ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women's Health (2004)

by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

Congestive Heart Failure payers (for instance, Medicare or private health insurers), quality of care auditors (such as surveyors of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), and other public and private entities ( like ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs (2002)

by Richard Lawrence Miller

Dihydrocodeine has allowed persons with chronic heart failure to become more physically active. The substance is a standard pain reliever but has been found ineffective in ...

Google previewAmerican Medical Association Concise Medical Encyclopedia (2006)

by Martin S. Lipsky, M.D.

HEART FAILURE, CONGESTIVE usually causes death within the first year ol life il not treated. Several surgical procedures are available. Heart disease, ischemic Disease caused by blood How to the heart muscle that is insufficient to meet its ...

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