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Definition of the noun heart failure
What does heart failure mean as a name of something?
- inability of the heart to pump enough blood to sustain normal bodily functions
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- synonym of heart failure: coronary failure
- more generic terms: failure = loss of ability to function normally; cardiopathy / heart disease = a disease of the heart
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Alternative definition of the noun heart failure
- [cardiology, pathology] The chronic inability of the heart to pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body, leading to a pooling of blood and shortness of breath.
- synonym: congestive cardiac failure
- [cardiology, pathology] The cessation of the heartbeat; cardiac arrest.
- synonym: congestive heart failure
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Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)
by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis
heart failure, a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the metabolic requirements of ...
With 213 Tables by Florian Lang
WEI University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, GRECC and CAVHS, Little Rock, AR, USA Synonyms Cardiac insufficiency; Congestive cardiac failure; CCF; Systolic heart failure; SHF; Diastolic heart failure ; ...
by J. P. Schadé
HEART FAILURE Introduction The heart is a hollow, muscular organ, situated in the chest between the lungs and above the central depression of the diaphragm. It is about the size of the closed fist, shaped like a blunt cone with the broader ...
by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic
Congestive Heart Failure payers (for instance, Medicare or private health insurers), quality of care auditors (such as surveyors of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), and other public and private entities ( like ...
by Richard Lawrence Miller
Dihydrocodeine has allowed persons with chronic heart failure to become more physically active. The substance is a standard pain reliever but has been found ineffective in ...
by Martin S. Lipsky, M.D.
HEART FAILURE, CONGESTIVE usually causes death within the first year ol life il not treated. Several surgical procedures are available. Heart disease, ischemic Disease caused by blood How to the heart muscle that is insufficient to meet its ...
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Video shows what heart failure means. The chronic inability of the heart to pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body, leading to a pooling of blood ...
- Heart Failure definition
The heart is a pump and all pumps fail if they are mechanical pumps they fail if they are electrical pumps like the heart they fail and the heart is no different and is ...
- Dr. Austin Heart Failure Definition
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