Definition of Congestive heart failure

1. Noun. Inability to pump enough blood to avoid congestion in the tissues.

Generic synonyms: Coronary Failure, Heart Failure

Definition of Congestive heart failure

1. Noun. (medicine) A syndrome marked by weakness, edema and shortness of breath, due to the inability of the heart to circulate the blood adequately to the lungs and other tissues ¹

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Medical Definition of Congestive heart failure

1. A condition where there is ineffective pumping of the heart leading to an accumulation of fluid in the lungs. Typical symptoms include shortness of breath with exertion, difficulty breathing when lying flat and leg or ankle swelling. Causes include chronic hypertension, cardiomyopathy and myocardial infarction. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Congestive Heart Failure

congestive cardiomyopathy
congestive cirrhosis
congestive heart failure (current term)
congestive heart failures
congestive splenomegaly

Literary usage of Congestive heart failure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"congestive heart failure predicted disability only in the women. These results suggest that onset of AP should be recognized as a critical point in the ..."

2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"OTHER GENETICALLY DERIVED MODELS OF HYPERTENSION AND congestive heart failure. In addition to their use as models of hypertension, several SH rat and other ..."

3. The Women's Health and Aging Study: Health and Social Characteristics of ...edited by Jack M. Guralnik, Linda P. Fried, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Judith D. Kasper, Mary E. Lafferty edited by Jack M. Guralnik, Linda P. Fried, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Judith D. Kasper, Mary E. Lafferty (1995)
"Are you currently being treated by a doctor for congestive heart failure? ... How many times have you been hospitalized for congestive heart failure in the ..."

4. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"... which holds that the manifestations of such major symptoms of congestive heart failure as dyspnea and edema are due to diminished blood supply to the ..."

5. 5th Report Of The Joint National Committee On Detection, Evaluation, And by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"Should not be used in patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure with systolic dysfunction, ..."

6. Proceedings of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Symposium on edited by Judith H. LaRosa, Michael J. Horan, Eugene R. Passamani (1996)
"The presence of hypertension also substantially increases the risk of congestive heart failure. Once an individual develops congestive heart failure, ..."

7. Health, United States, 1998 with Socioeconomic Status and Health Chartbook by United States Government Printing Office, National Center for Health Statistics (1998)
"Diabetes Diseases of heart Ischemie heart disease congestive heart failure Acute myocardial infarction Cerebrovascular diseases Pneumonia Injuries and ..."

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