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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Commonly called heart disease, cardiovascular disease includes heart failure, arrhythmias and heart valve problems in addition to strokes and attacks. Susan Scutti, CNN, "An egg a day might reduce your risk of heart disease, study says," 21 May 2018 Your information will be used as described in our Privacy Policy Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. Doug Feinberg, Houston Chronicle, "Basketball Hall of Famer Anne Donovan dies of heart failure at 56," 14 June 2018 Anne Donovan, the basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion University, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. NBC News, "Anne Donovan, basketball Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist, dies," 14 June 2018 Anne Donovan , the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals in the 1980s, coached the U.S. to gold in 2008 and coached the Connecticut Sun 2013-15, died Wednesday of heart failure. courant.com, "Hall Of Famer, Gold Medalist Anne Donovan Dies; Coached Sun," 13 June 2018 Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. Doug Feinberg, chicagotribune.com, "Basketball Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Anne Donovan dies at 56," 13 June 2018 Paramedics brought portable oxygen tanks but, by later that afternoon, Ms. Daniels was dead from heart failure. New York Times, "‘Totally Preventable’: How a Sick Woman Lost Electricity, and Her Life," 13 July 2018 Seymour Mednick, 91, of Center City, a commercial photographer whose pictures appeared in national magazines, but whose passion was documenting the Mummers for exhibits and film, died Thursday, July 5, of heart failure at his home. Bonnie L. Cook, Philly.com, "Seymour Mednick, 91, commercial photographer who documented the Mummers," 12 July 2018 Since McAllister passed away from heart failure at her home in Terrell Hills, admirers have heaped praise on her legacy of tireless civic leadership and volunteerism. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje, San Antonio Express-News, "Personal side of late philanthropist celebrated," 9 July 2018

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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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