congestive heart failure

con·gest heart fail·ure
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh n-jest hahrt feyl-yer]
    • /kənˈdʒɛst hɑrt ˈfeɪl yər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh n-jest hahrt feyl-yer]
    • /kənˈdʒɛst hɑrt ˈfeɪl yər/

Definitions of congestive heart failure words

  • noun congestive heart failure heart failure characterized by weakness, breathlessness, and abnormal congestion in the circulatory system, esp. in the lungs or lower legs 3
  • noun congestive heart failure heart failure (def 2). 1
  • noun congestive heart failure (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. 0

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Origin of congestive heart failure

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35

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congestive heart failure popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for congestive heart failure

noun congestive heart failure

  • heart attack — damage to an area of heart muscle that is deprived of oxygen, usually due to blockage of a diseased coronary artery, typically accompanied by chest pain radiating down one or both arms, the severity of the attack varying with the extent and location of the damage; myocardial infarction.
  • asystole — the absence of heartbeat; cardiac arrest
  • coronary thrombosis — A coronary thrombosis is the same as a coronary.
  • heart failure — a condition in which the heart fatally ceases to function.

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