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congestive heart failure Explained

congestive heart failure at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Heart failure resulting in symptoms that are distant from the heart, related mainly to salt and water retention in the tissues rather than directly to reduced blood flow. It may vary from the most minimal symptoms to sudden pulmonary edema or a rapidly lethal shocklike state (see shock). Chronic states of varying severity may last years. Symptoms tend to worsen as the body's attempts to compensate for the condition create a vicious circle. The patient has trouble breathing, at first during exertion and later even at rest. Fluid accumulates at the lowest point of the body and eventually may be found in the abdominal and thoracic cavities. Blood pools in the veins (vascular congestion) because the heart does not pump efficiently enough to allow it to return.

congestive heart failure at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

congestive heart failure
n : inability to pump enough blood to avoid congestion in the
tissues

congestive heart failure at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: en-noun » head=congestive heart failure
  • Inter: medicin » e 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

  • Translation: ta » congestive heart failure