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heart failure

noun

Definition of HEART FAILURE

1
:  a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood at an adequate rate or in adequate volume
2
:  cessation of heartbeat :  death
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First Known Use of HEART FAILURE

1894
Medical Dictionary

heart failure

noun

Medical Definition of 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, heart attack
2
:  cessation of heartbeat :  death

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