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heart failure

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
heart failureˈheart ˌfailure noun [uncountable]  MIa serious medical condition in which someone’s heart stops working properly, often resulting in deathheart attack
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heart failureBut fainting, and heart failure, is possible.She died penniless, in 1951, of liver and heart failure.Starting soon, some one from the Massachusetts center will check up several times a week on senior citizens with congestive heart failure.She had been diagnosed the previous summer with congestive heart failure, but for a year a new medicine worked well.Muscle cramps, kidney and even heart failure are the physical results of prolonged bulimia.In fact the late Malcolm Forbes died from heart failure.Testosterone administration can also increase ankle swelling in men who have edema from conditions such as liver disease or heart failure.Any great degree of such aortic valve incompetence will place an unacceptable work-load on the heart, with resulting heart failure.
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