congestive heart failure

noun
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

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

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First Known Use of congestive heart failure

1930


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congestive heart failure

noun

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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