By a sad coincidence, one of these heroes, John Michael Doar, died that same day from congestive heart failure.
They languished in nursing homes, too out of breath from congestive heart failure to get up and move around.
Taylor had been ill with congestive heart failure for several years and was hospitalized in February.
early 15c., "to bring together" (transitive), from Latin congestus, past participle of congerere "to bring together, pile up," from com- "together" (see com-) + gerere "to carry, perform" (see gest). Medical sense of "unnatural accumulation" (1758) led to transferred (intransitive) sense of "overcrowd" (1859). Related: Congested; congesting.
congestive con·ges·tive (kən-jěs'tĭv)
Of or characterized by congestion.
congest con·gest (kən-jěst')
v. con·gest·ed, con·gest·ing, con·gests
To cause the accumulation of excessive blood or tissue fluid in a vessel or an organ.