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heart disease

any condition of the heart that impairs its functioning.
Origin of heart disease
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for heart disease
  • He had not been complaining of ill health, but no doubt died of heart disease.
  • Inactivity is one of the major risk factors for heart disease.
  • Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart problems that occur because of high blood pressure.
  • Control other risk factors for heart disease by maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly.
  • Data suggest that depression itself may be a risk factor for heart disease as well as its increased severity.
  • heart disease and stroke are closely tied for many reasons.
  • The goal of treatment is to reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
  • Physical activity has been held out as a cure-all for everything from heart disease to cancer.
  • Long-term health effects from air pollution include heart disease, lung cancer, and respiratory diseases such as emphysema.
  • When too many free radicals build up in the body, they start to damage cells and can cause cancer and heart disease.
heart disease in Medicine

heart disease n.
A structural or functional abnormality of the heart, or of the blood vessels supplying the heart, that impairs its normal functioning.

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