heart failure

noun

Definition of heart failure

1 : a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood at an adequate rate or in adequate volume
2 : cessation of heartbeat : death

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Though Elvis's actual cause of death appears to have been heart failure, the cardiac incident is now considered to be a result of the rock star's longstanding and serious drug abuse. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Inside the Enduring Mysteries of Elvis Presley's Death," 16 Mar. 2019 His daughter, Jenny Abel, said the cause was complications of cancer and heart failure. Margalit Fox, The Seattle Times, "Alan Abel, hoaxer extraordinaire, is (on good authority) dead at 94," 18 Sep. 2018 Boyd had a number of medical problems, including heart failure, kidney failure and liver problems. kansascity, "In memoriam through June 15: Civil rights activist Dorothy Cotton, Neal Boyd of ‘AGT’," 15 June 2018 Prior to his death, Boyd had been dealing with several medical issues, including heart failure, kidney failure and liver problems, Amick said. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "'America's Got Talent' Season 3 Winner Neal E. Boyd Dies at Age 42," 11 June 2018 According to Scott County Coroner Scott Amick, Boyd was suffering from several medical conditions at the time of his death, including heart failure, kidney failure and liver problems. Libby Hill, latimes.com, "'America's Got Talent' winner Neal Boyd dies at 42," 11 June 2018 Amick says Boyd had a number of medical problems, including heart failure, kidney failure and liver problems. chicagotribune.com, "Neal Boyd, one-Time 'America's Got Talent' winner, dies," 11 June 2018 The researchers found a higher risk of stroke, heart failure and other problems in that group of heavier drinkers. Washington Post, "When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day," 12 Apr. 2018 Henderson passed away in late 2016 at age 82 from heart failure. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "'Brady Bunch' star Maureen McCormick says her parents almost turned her 'into the cops' while star battled drug abuse," 19 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of heart failure

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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heart failure

noun

Medical Definition of heart failure

1 : a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood at an adequate rate or in adequate volume — compare angina pectoris, congestive heart failure, coronary failure, heart attack
2 : cessation of heartbeat : death

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