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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The family said Daniels had congestive heart failure and needed the oxygen tank to survive. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Grandma, 68, on oxygen tank dies after company cuts electricity due to alleged overdue bill, family says," 10 July 2018 Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, has been suffering from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to family spokesman Jim McGrath. Washington Post, "Barbara Bush’s End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over ‘Comfort Care’," 16 Apr. 2018 Bush, the wife of former president George H.W. Bush, has been suffering from congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to family spokesman Jim McGrath. USA TODAY, "Barbara Bush is seeking 'comfort care.' What does it mean to stop fighting a terminal illness?," 16 Apr. 2018 Back in November 2010, social documentary photographer Catherine Opie was in the midst of documenting Elizabeth Taylor's home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles when the actress sadly passed away from congestive heart failure. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "Take a Look at Elizabeth Taylor's Home Before She Died," 11 Feb. 2016 Goodall’s oxygen levels were dangerously low, and he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, blood clots in his lungs and congestive heart failure. Patricia Murphy, Fox News, "Man weighing 575 pounds cuts out junk, sheds half his body weight: 'I wanted to see my kids grow up'," 1 May 2018 With a $260,000 Innovation grant from the Florida Blue Foundation, the council started its first project with Prevot at Orlando Health’s South Seminole Hospital, and specifically at the congestive heart failure and COPD clinics. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "This paramedic visits your home without a 911 call," 19 Mar. 2018 His wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, passed away in early April after a series of hospitalizations related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "President George H. W. Bush Has Died At Age 94," 1 Dec. 2018 Surrounded by her children, Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd and Maria Burton, Taylor passed away early this morning in Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital of congestive heart failure. Alexandra Gekas, Woman's Day, "Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79 Years Old," 23 Mar. 2011

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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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