heart failure

noun
Updated on: 9 Jan 2018

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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First Known Use of heart failure

1574


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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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