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congestive heart failure

congestive heart failure

noun

Definition of CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

:  heart failure in which the heart is unable to maintain an adequate circulation of blood in the bodily tissues or to pump out the venous blood returned to it by the veins

First Known Use of CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

1930

congestive heart failure

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

:  heart failure in which the heart is unable to maintain adequate circulation of blood in the tissues of the body or to pump out the venous blood returned to it by the venous circulation—compare coronary failure

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