congestive heart failure


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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He was found to have congestive heart failure and a liver mass and had been awaiting a heart transplant. David Selig,, "Black Panther star will play Kimbo Slice in new biopic 'Backyard Legend'," 10 July 2018 Sharonlee Durys’ has congestive heart failure, and for the past few weeks a paramedic has been stopping by her home to check on her. Naseem S. Miller,, "This paramedic visits your home without a 911 call," 19 Mar. 2018 Abrought has diabetes, sarcoidosis and congestive heart failure. Andrew Marso, kansascity, "'Devastated and scared': Here's a glimpse at what flu victims have endured | The Kansas City Star," 3 Mar. 2018 Many use it to help with weight loss or special diets for managing chronic disease like diabetes and congestive heart failure. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Nutrition facts labels changing – eventually," 15 Jan. 2018 The death of Philip Roth on Tuesday at the age of 85 from congestive heart failure has people around the world reflecting on his body of work. Tina Jordan And Susan Ellingwood, New York Times, "A Philip Roth Reader," 23 May 2018 The cause was congestive heart failure, said his daughter, Valerie. John Schwartz,, "Clint Walker, towering Western star, 90," 23 May 2018 Walker, who also starred in such films as Send Me No Flowers (1964), None But the Brave (1965) and the World War II classic The Dirty Dozen (1967), died Monday from congestive heart failure, Walker's daughter Valerie told TMZ. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Clint Walker, Star of 1950s TV Western 'Cheyenne,' Dies at 90," 22 May 2018 Vader was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in November 2016 and given just two years to live but kept on wrestling, including a series of shows in Japan in April 2017. Dan Gartland,, "Longtime WWE Wrestler Big Van Vader Dead at 63," 20 June 2018

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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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