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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Recent Examples on the Web Gómez Quiñones died of congestive heart failure Nov. 11 at his home in Pacific Palisades. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Remembering Juan Gómez Quiñones, Chicano studies legend and professor to all of L.A.," 17 Nov. 2020 But programs designed to help patients with congestive heart failure, for example, or to prevent at-risk seniors of falling do indeed require qualification. Walecia Konrad, CBS News, "COVID has changed your insurance options this enrollment season," 2 Nov. 2020 AskBio is a developer of gene therapies for ailments such as Parkinson’s disease and congestive heart failure. Joel Rosenblatt,, "Bayer’s Costs to Fight Future Roundup Lawsuits Climb," 3 Nov. 2020 To that end, the provider actively helps members maintain healthier lives — especially with regard to chronic conditions such as diabetes and congestive heart failure. Allison Hatfield, Dallas News, "Healthy, wealthy and wise," 30 Oct. 2020 And participants were asked to provide sensitive information, including about chronic health conditions such as diabetes, obesity or congestive heart failure — information that could potentially be exposed to third parties. Amina Khan Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus Today: A tale of two testing lines," 26 Oct. 2020 Barbara White, 94, had congestive heart failure, so her limbs tended to swell from fluid buildup. NBC News, "The hidden Covid-19 health crisis: Elderly people are dying from isolation," 27 Oct. 2020 Mearan has been diabetic since 2000, Nash said, and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure the same year. Bob Strickley, The Enquirer, "Portsmouth attorney Michael Mearan pleads not guilty. Judge sets $300,000 bond in sex trafficking case," 26 Oct. 2020 Colby Rodowsky, a prolific author of children’s and young adult novels often set in Baltimore and the Eastern Shore, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 5 at her Riderwood Village home in Silver Spring. Jacques Kelly,, "Colby Rodowsky, children’s book author, dies," 9 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of congestive heart failure

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Congestive heart failure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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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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