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congestive heart failure Syllabification: con·ges·tive heart fail·ure

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of congestive heart failure in English:


A weakness of the heart that leads to a buildup of fluid in the lungs and surrounding body tissues.
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  • This is the most frequent congenital heart disease causing congestive heart failure in infancy.
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  • 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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