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

Examples of congestive heart failure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cause was congestive heart failure, Taylor's family said in an email to The Associated Press on Saturday. Bobby Caina Calvan And Stefanie Dazio, USA TODAY, 26 Dec. 2021 Cleland's cause of death was congestive heart failure, according to his personal assistant. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 9 Nov. 2021 The cause was congestive heart failure, Taylor’s family said in an email to The Associated Press. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 28 Jan. 2021 The cause was congestive heart failure, said a daughter, Nancy Tustin. Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2021 All of these prevent hypertension and congestive heart failure and decrease risk of atherosclerosis. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 24 Nov. 2021 That case was complicated by the man’s preexisting medical conditions (hepatitis C and congestive heart failure) and an outdoor temperature of only 82 degrees (with 51 percent relative humidity). Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 22 Sep. 2021 The physical symptoms of ME can be as disabling as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and congestive heart failure, according to the campaign group Action for ME. Lucia Osborne-crowley, refinery29.com, 15 Aug. 2021 According to reports, Calhoun died from congestive heart failure. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 11 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of congestive heart failure

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Congestive heart failure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/congestive%20heart%20failure. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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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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