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

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Police learned that she had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, obesity and dementia, the warrant said. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Son charged with cruelty after neglect of dying mother in North Canaan, state police say," 17 Sep. 2019 The issue first surfaced one year ago when the FDA warned that there may be an increase in dogs dying from dilated cardiomyopathy, also known as DCM or canine heart disease, which can result in congestive heart failure. John Myers, Twin Cities, "‘Boutique’ dog foods linked to fatal heart condition, prompting advice from U veterinarian," 2 July 2019 His son Lance said the cause was congestive heart failure. BostonGlobe.com, "Former Chargers fullback Keith Lincoln dies at age 80," 30 July 2019 The cause was complications from congestive heart failure, said a friend, Cheryl Arvidson. Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 22 Jan. 2018 The cause was congestive heart failure, said a son, Ray Vickery. Washington Post, "Community deaths," 20 Aug. 2019 Martin Ruther, a retired Medicare statistician who was a pioneering resident of Columbia, died July 23 from congestive heart failure at Residences at Vantage Point in Columbia. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "Martin Ruther, health care statistician, dies," 7 Aug. 2019 His son Lance said the cause was congestive heart failure. BostonGlobe.com, "Former Chargers fullback Keith Lincoln dies at age 80," 30 July 2019 His son Lance said the cause was congestive heart failure. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Keith Lincoln, San Diego Chargers Star in the A.F.L., Dies at 80," 29 July 2019

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congestive heart failure

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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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