heart disease

noun

Definition of heart disease

: an abnormal condition of the heart or of the heart and circulation (such as coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, or heart-valve defect)

Examples of heart disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But certain issues, like heart disease and kidney failure, affected men significantly more often. Jamie Ducharme, Time, 15 June 2021 Duncan’s team soon extended the use of their kit to patients in the pediatric cardiac wards, since heart disease is a common cause of rapid decline in children. Neil Singh, Wired, 15 June 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows about 32,000 more heart disease deaths and 13,000 more diabetes deaths than in 2019. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 June 2021 The remaining $40 million will be dedicated to research in heart disease and cardiovascular science. Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, 13 June 2021 Studies also show that replacing animal protein with plant protein improves several heart disease risk factors. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, 11 June 2021 Recent studies show salt affects the immune system, leading to inflammation that could be behind heart disease and other problems, Elijovich said. Michael Merschel, chicagotribune.com, 11 June 2021 In raw numbers, there were about 32,000 more heart disease deaths than the year before. Mike Stobbe, Star Tribune, 9 June 2021 In raw numbers, there were about 32,000 more heart disease deaths than the year before. Mike Stobbe, Anchorage Daily News, 9 June 2021

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First Known Use of heart disease

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heart disease was in 1830

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18 Jun 2021

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“Heart disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart%20disease. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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heart disease

noun

Medical Definition of heart disease

: an abnormal condition of the heart or of the heart and circulation (as coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, or heart-valve defect)

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