heart failure

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heart failure (uncountable)

  1. (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.
  2. (cardiology, pathology) The cessation of the heartbeat; cardiac arrest.

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