hartfalen

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of hart +‎ falen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɑrtˌfaː.lə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hart‧fa‧len

Noun[edit]

hartfalen n (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) heart failure ((chronic) inability of the heart to circulate a sufficient amount of blood)
  2. (colloquial, media) heart attack

Usage notes[edit]

The sense “heart attack”, while ubiquitous in the media and in common parlance, is generally considered medically incorrect.