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 Others in danger of more severe health consequences from the virus are those with lung problems, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, weakened immune systems, and chronic kidney or liver disease. Alexandra Lonas, Washington Examiner, "Trump supporters say they're not concerned about coronavirus at rallies," 26 June 2020 Alison Miksch Known for their vitamin C and A content and heart disease-fighting components, tomatoes are also an important brain food. Nicole Clancy, Better Homes & Gardens, "7 of the Best Brain Foods to Improve Your Memory and Concentration," 25 June 2020 Heart disease: In a 2017 science advisory, the American Heart Association noted a lack of scientific research to support use of omega-3 fatty acid supplements to prevent the development of heart disease in the general population. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Should you take a dietary supplement to prevent disease?," 24 June 2020 Shrout, a 72-year-old man who suffers from hypertension, heart disease, lung ailments and is overweight, is among the 70 percent of inmates at the Terminal Island federal prison in California who have contracted the virus, according to his lawyer. oregonlive, "Prominent tax dodger, former federal fugitive seeks compassionate release from prison, having tested positive for coronavirus," 22 June 2020 His niece Wende Gozan Brown said the cause was heart disease. Steven Kurutz, BostonGlobe.com, "Michael Drosnin, who found clues in the Bible, is dead at 74," 21 June 2020 These men suffered greater psychological and health problems such as heart disease and hypertension. Richard J. Reddick, Fortune, "We can’t breathe at work, either: John Henryism and the health impact of racism," 19 June 2020 In Monday's report, the CDC said the most common underlying conditions reported in people with covid-19 were heart disease (32%), diabetes (30%) and chronic lung disease (18%). Anchorage Daily News, "Patients with other conditions 12 times more likely to die of covid-19 than otherwise healthy people, CDC finds," 16 June 2020 The report also notes there were indications of physical restraint, recent methamphetamine use, heart disease, and emphysema as contributing factors to his death, according to reports from The New York Times. Fox News, "Body camera footage shows Oklahoma man who died in police custody saying ‘I can’t breathe’," 13 June 2020

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First Known Use of heart disease

1830, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jun 2020

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“Heart disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart%20disease. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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