Definition of congestive heart failure in English:

congestive heart failure

Syllabification: con·ges·tive heart fail·ure


  • A weakness of the heart that leads to a buildup of fluid in the lungs and surrounding body tissues.
    More example sentences
    • This is the most frequent congenital heart disease causing congestive heart failure in infancy.
    • What is the difference between congenital heart disease and congestive heart failure?
    • As such, researchers have looked to the potential of stem cells as a treatment for congestive heart failure and other heart disease.

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