heart disease

noun

: 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 This may increase the risk of heart attack and heart disease. Lauren Krouse, Health, 9 June 2024 People who consumed at least 14 potatoes per week also had a lower risk of dying an early death from cardiovascular disease, ischemic heart disease, and heart attack. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 5 June 2024 If someone has multiple medical problems — say, heart disease, diabetes, and glaucoma — interactions with the health care system multiply. Judith Graham, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 May 2024 This causes the heart to work harder to pump blood and decreases the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart, which can result in clogging of arteries with plaque, leading to stroke or heart disease. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for heart disease 

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heart disease was in 1830

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“Heart disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart%20disease. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

heart disease

noun
: an abnormal condition of the heart or of the heart and blood circulation

Medical Definition

heart disease

noun
: 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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