heart failure

noun

Definition of heart failure

  1. 1 :  a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood at an adequate rate or in adequate volume

  2. 2 :  cessation of heartbeat :  death

First Known Use of heart failure

1574


Medical Dictionary

heart failure

noun

Medical Definition of heart failure

  1. 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. 2:  cessation of heartbeat :  death


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